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SDGs: A People-powered Agenda – Leave No One Behind

The SDGs Exhibition Launches July 18 at the United Nations!

Throughout the post-2015 process and following a call to action from the United Nations Secretary-General in 2012, over ten million people shared their hopes and dreams with the UN to help shape the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As we enter the era of Agenda 2030, the challenge now is to show that the SDGs are in fact achievable through partnership and action from everyone everywhere.  Will YOU become a part of this movement to build a better world?

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INTRODUCTION

The exhibition recounts how millions of ordinary people have ensured the Sustainable Development Goals are a bold and ambitious agenda through the most inclusive and transparent process the UN has ever seen. It also provides some concrete examples of the actions people can take now to help their governments with the implementation of the SDGs by 2030.

We need YOU to help ensure the SDGs become widely known and to ensure that as the Agenda 2030 is implemented, and NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND.

The exhibition was curated, designed and produced by the UN SDG Action Campaign on behalf of the UN Development Group (UNDG), in partnership with: the Federal Government of Germany, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

It features voluntary input and stories from millions of people around the world through data visualizations, photographs, videos, virtual reality. It also allows interactive ways to share your opinion, make your commitment and explore how to take action on the SDGs.

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HOW TO VISIT

The exhibition is open to the general public during official UN visiting hours, 418 July 18 – 7 September 2016,

Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
All visitors must exit the building by 5:30pm

The entrance is at 46th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Visitors without an official UN Pass will have to first obtain a guest pass at the screening station on 46th and 1st across the street from the UN. Be sure to bring a photo ID.

If your delegation or mission would like to schedule a special exhibition tour, please kindly contact Alice Chen at alice.chen@undp.org (6096510945)

FEATURED CONTENT

MDGs to SDGs

MyWorld-29Learn about the process that led us from the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goals with a special emphasis on peoples’ voices. By using cutting edge technology and data visualizations, the voices of over 10 million people, especially the voices of the most vulnerable populations, are told through the following initiatives:

  • MY World 2015 Survey – over 10 million people, most of them youth, have told the UN their top six of sixteen priorities for a better world, data that has fed into the post-2015 agenda
  • World We Want – a knowledge platform hosting documentation, and data visualizations including those from online, national and thematic civil society consultations
  • Humans of MY World – a photo exhibition telling the stories of MY World voters around the world
  • Virtual Reality – immerse yourself in the life of some of the world’s most vulnerable using high-tech 3D VR headset

Action to Engagement Arena

MyWorld-53The action and engagement arena allows visitors to “get their hands dirty” and take action for furthering the SDGs: right here, right now! These are some of the ways to take action:

  • MY World Survey2030 – Modeled after the first phase of MY World, this citizen satisfaction survey will monitor Global Goal progress and allow further specialization at a local level
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment– tell us what you think would help to empower women economically by filling out our survey
  • Own Your Voice– Virtually “Meet” six young women from around the world who are using their voice to change the world, they are the Youtube Change Ambassadors!
  • Commitment Corner – How will you help achieve the SDGs by 2030? Make your commitment on our SDGs blackboard and take a selfie, tag us @SDGAction

There’s more, but you’ll have to come see for yourself. Visit the SDGs Exhibition before September 7th 2016 and see what actions you can take for the SDGs!

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Educate a Child Collects 1,630 ballots across Cameroon

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Educate a Child in Africa (ECA), a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization that uses non-formal education and the media to inspire a passion for consequential formal education in children in Africa recently administered one thousand six hundred and thirty (1,630) MY World survey questionnaires to young Cameroonians from the towns of Limbe and Buea of the South West Region of Cameroon. The implementation of MY World survey questionnaires was part of the Building Bridges project that focuses on the priorities of young men and women at the grassroots level and their vision of the world in 2030 based on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda.

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The young people who participated in this exercise ranged from the ages of 15-35 years and represented the 10 regions of Cameroon. MY World survey questionnaires were administered in colleges, higher educational institutions, places of work, religious groups, associations, homes and the man on the streets. They were asked choose 6 out of 16 options based on what is of most interest to them and their families, the world they want.

The survey results were officially presented in a conference that was organized by Building Bridges (BB) and Educate a Child in Africa (ECA) in the University of Buea, Cameroon on the 9th of June. The first three aspects of the world young people in Cameroon want as portrayed by the results are quality education, better job opportunities, access to clean water and sanitation, better transport and roads, better health care and honest and responsive government.

Though some of these young people clearly doubted the possibility of their choices being directly implemented in their country, most of them were however very excited to learn that the United Nations was interested in the opinion of the world they want.

In general, the MY World survey in Cameroon was well responded to and the young people even raised personal concerns that were not listed among the sixteen articles which will would positively affect their livelihood.

 

UNMC Brings 8 Million Peoples’ Voices to Bangkok, Thailand

ESCAP Youth Volunteers Celebrate 7 Million Voices and the Peoples' Voices Challenge!
ESCAP Youth Volunteers Celebrate 7 Million Voices and the Peoples’ Voices Challenge!

As “We the Peoples” Data Playground World Tour kicks into high gear in preparation for the 70th UN General Assembly and the announcement of the post-2015 development agenda, we showcased peoples’ voices through cutting-edge technology at the Asia Pacific Forum for Sustainable Development 2015 (APFSD 2015) and the 71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

From May 25-29, 2015, the UN Millennium Campaign, in partnership with UNESCAP, UN Volunteers, UNDP, P&G, and Samsung, hosted an interactive Data Playground. Delegates from around the world explored the MY World data, participated in the special screening of the virtual reality film, Clouds of Sidra,  reviewed the Humans of MY World (HOMY) photo exhibition, and were invited to join the Peoples’ Voices Challenge.

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APFSD 2015 delegates looking through MY World results
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World We Want data visualization fascinates delegates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diplomats, academics, ministers and delegates used Samsung touchscreen technology to disaggregate the MY World Dataset by region, country, gender, education levels, age groups and HDI and live data visualizations on the global, regional, and local post-2015 conversation on the World We Want were highlighted.

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MY World Asia Priorities

Out of the over 7.5 million people who have voted in the MY World survey, approximately 3.13 million people, or over 41%, are from the Asia-Pacific Region. Using data, policy makers were able to answer the question on everyone’s mind: what kind of world do Asians really want? They discovered in Asia that the top priorities are “A good education”, “Better healthcare”, and “An honest and responsive government”.

We believe that behind every MY World vote there’s a personal story that deserves to be told. That is why with the HOMY exhibition, we wanted to go one step further and look beyond the data to help policy makers understand WHY people have voted the way they have? What is the reason for choosing one priority above the other 15 priorities?

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Presenting the HOMY exhibition to the Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha

Sponsored by P&G, the beautiful HOMY exhibition featured MY World voters from different backgrounds. A woman from the transgender community in Manila, the Philippines spoke to policy makers through HOMY. She chose “Freedom from discrimination and persecution” as her top priority because she “wants a whole world without discrimination. Being different means being hurt. On the inside, and maybe the outside as well. I pray it won’t always be like that.” We had the distinct honor to present the HOMY exhibition to the Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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Humans of MY World
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Executive Secretary of ESCAP H.E. Shamshad Akhtar Experiences Virtual Reality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently, we initiated a project to bring the world’s most pressing challenges home to decision makers and global citizens around the world through Virtual Reality (VR). VR allowed APFSD 2015 and Regional Commission delegatsd to meet a 12-year old Syrian girl named Sidra living in a refugee camp. Sidra took them on a tour of her new home, into her new classroom, and brought them to dinner with her family. As the first UN virtual reality documentary, we wanted to push the boundaries of empathy by bringing humanity to the front of the global development discussion. The VR film had a profound affect over her audience, one delegate said after watching that Clouds Over Sidra is the “most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen in my life”.Bangkok 11

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Clouds Over Sidra brings audience into another universe

The role of culture in implementing the post-2015 agenda

written by Roudabeh Jamshid Ein Global Youth Advocate at UNMC

On May 21  we celebrated the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Emphasizing the importance of understanding cultural diversity to raise human living standards, and following the adaptation of UNESCO’S Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity in 2001, the UN adopted resolution 57/59 on December 2002 . From that time forward, May 21 has been declared the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. UNESCO celebrated this day with events in Costa Rica, South Sudan, France, and Brazil.  These were streamed on the web and via the radio. The results of these efforts has brought the attention of their population towards the importance of this day for peace building, cultural diversity, and other relevant issues to sustainable development.

Recognizing the importance of overcoming cross-cultural barriers to define the sustainable development goals, we at the United Nations Millennium Campaign celebrated this day as well.

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Key priority: Career / Autonomity; “One day I will become president, or the first lady. I want to prove to Ivorian and African society that women have more to offer then only their beauty. Yes I am beautiful but that doesn’t mean that I can’t be smart or have my own career!” -‪#‎bb2015UN‬ Building Bridges

Each specific cultural group has their own logic to interpret any specific notion in their own community. To ensure that we have a diverse and ambitious post-2015 agenda with global ownership, our work has focused on social inclusion and social participation.

Our team at World We Want 2015 supports this day by welcoming all stakeholders with different cultural backgrounds to join the global thematic consultations about culture and development. Understanding development has different interpretation in different cultures. The UN Millennium Campaign recognizes the importance of creating an environment to give a chance for diverse cultures to raise their voices and be recognized globally among others. This has been done by providing a forum, and open space for discussion and participation on the design of the post-2015 agenda. Furthermore, by providing the latest reports and other information such as different case studies and introducing selected publications, our team aims to raise awareness of the key role that culture plays in implementing the post-2015 agenda. The UNDG Dialogues on Implementation was a multi-stakeholder global discussion in over 50 countries and with 6 relevant streams. One particular stream focused on the role of culture on the implementation of the post-2015 agenda.  Cultural diversity and awareness  are and will continue to be central to our efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals by 2030.

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Key priority: A better education system; “The education system in Morocco is not well organised. If I want to have a good career, I have to study in a private school and these schools are really expensive. I study in a public school and the quality of education is not that good.” – From Marrakesh, Morocco #bb2015UN Building Bridges

If you want learn more about cultural differences on the priorities of the lives of ordinary people around the world we invite you to visit Human of My World’s Facebook page. Through this qualitative data sample culture and humanity of MY World voters are highlighted. For example:  the key priority for the woman featured above from Cote d’Ivoire is job opportunities and autonomy.  For the girl from Morocco, also featured above, a better education  is her top priority.

#bringbackourgirls 1 year after – New York City lights up the Empire State Building and vows to never forget!

by Austin Schiano – World We Want 2015 Coordination Associate 

It was a deeply emotional moment when on Monday April 13th at 11:00am in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across for the United Nations in New York City, U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), joined in solidarity alongside political representatives, members of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, and UN leaders to support #BringBackOurGirls after the tragic 1-year anniversary of Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 270 Nigerian schoolgirls from school in their town of Chibok. In a gesture of resilience, the conference was attended by: fellow survivors of violence, local high school students, members of civil society, leaders of faith, international human rights advocates, the public, along with many members of the World We Want 2015 Policy and Strategy Group (PSG).

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Rep. Maloney’s firm stance against this injustice, along with powerful words, also drew significant media attention. The Guardian published an article the following day on April 14th, which draws our attention to the global protests of those also outraged by this mass abduction. Congresswoman Maloney proudly announced that on the night of April 14th, the Empire State Building would be lit purple and red in recognition of our solidarity with these young women and their families. Red for #BringBackOurGirls and Purple for Ending Violence Against Women. Rep. Maloney made special note to extend her sincere thanks on this matter, recognizing that this lighted display will be a great awareness tool for all those who can view the tower.

#Bringbackourgirls (source: http://www.360nobs.com/)

Others followed the Congresswoman’s passionate call to “Bring Back our Girls”!! with Dr. Mojúbàolú Olufúnké Okome from #BringBackOurGirls. Margo LaZaro, Co-Chair of the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development (NGOCSD) and PSG member thanked the Congresswoman for her voracity, re-iterating the importance of this message. Indeed it was at a meeting of the NGOCSD, that Congresswoman Maloney was inspired to facilitate this public discussion. Mr. Lawal Mohammed Hamidu, the Minister of Counter Terrorism of the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN spoke to those assembled, providing an update on the work being done by his country to search for these young women. Many others also made impassioned calls for justice. These included Consolee Nishimwe, Survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda; along with Vivian Adhiambo Onano, Youth Representative & Advisor to UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group & African Leadership Academy; Ayana Gay Student & President of St. Joseph’s High School’s “Girls vs. Trafficking Club” and Ravi Karkara Co-Chair of the World We Want 2015 PSG who reminded us of the importance to engage men and boys in enduring this struggle. The image of the United Nations Headquarters in the background of this speech, pushed the crowd on toward substantive action.

In solemn reflection, the High School students in attendance have tied 223 ribbons around the trees and railings that surround Dag Hammerskjold Plaza. This gesture is meant to represent one ribbon for each girl still missing of the original 270 girls taken captive, some of which have been able to escape.

This act of abduction is just a particular instance of violence against women, one that illustrates a trend, which has become all too common in our world. We are severely inhibited in our attempts at development, if we cannot guarantee the safety and right to education, of all our women and girls. This claim is further strengthened by research and reflective data conducted around the topic. Several innovative data visualizations, which display this crucial connection, can be viewed at http://www.worldwewant215.org/trends.

For those of us that traverse these grounds regularly, and will pass these ribbons as they shall fade in the rain and sun, let us not forget the hopes they represent.

More information can be found at:

Congresswoman Maloney: @RepMaloney

#BringBackOurGirls:http://bringbackourgirls.us/ @BBOG_Nigeria #BringBackOurGirls

World We Want 2015: http://www.worldwewant2015.org @WorldWeWant2015

NGO Committee on Sustainable Development: http://www.trunity.net/CoNGOSD/ @MargoLaZaro

Consolee Nishimwe: @nconsolee

Vivian Onano: @vivianonano

Ravi Karkara: @ravikarkara

FEMNET: http://femnet.co/index.php/en/ @FemnetProg

Visualizing the Road to an Open, Inclusive, and Transparent UN System

By Juan Chebly, World We Want 2015 Coordinator

Do you think we can we have an open, inclusive and transparent UN system?

World We WantBack in 2012, after a decade of international efforts to end poverty, the world was ready to start thinking of a new Sustainable Development Agenda. To be launched in 2015, this agenda is to be the “most inclusive development agenda the world has ever seen” according to Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. Following this mandate, the United Nations and Civil Society kick-started a ‘Global Conversation’ to be captured by the World We Want 2015 platform. A joint venture between the UN system and civil society organizations, with oversight by an open and multi-stakeholder Policy Strategy Group (PSG), worldwewant2015.org features voices from more than 8 million people worldwide. The synthesis and aggregation of consultations has been fed into the official post-2015 political global process as Peoples’ Voices Briefs.

In order to make sense of the massive and substantive wealth of information being gathered by the Global Conversation, cutting-edge data-mining technology and powerful visualizations were designed and purpose built. The Visualizing Peoples’ Voices App has been featuring hundreds of outcome documents from UN-led and Civil Society-led consultations worldwide, and has been the main tool for the UN system to understand and make sense out of the ‘Global Conversation’ on post-2015.

World We WantAfter the first two sessions of post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations and working closely with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the UN Millennium Campaign has added new capabilities to the World We Want 2015 platform that allow anyone to quickly see which member states and civil society organizations are supporting specific thematic areas during the post-2015 negotiations. This powerful tool gives you a bird’s eye view of everything that has formally been submitted, and can help target specific supportive messages to specific member states as well as building novel, issue-based advocacy partnerships across traditional regional boundaries.

Never before have negotiations been visible through such an open way in near-real-time.  A particularly interesting use of this tool is to see which countries are advocating for the same things, though they might not readily know each other’s positions.  For example, the EU, the LDC bloc, Canada, Turkey and Japan are all advocating for “Private Investment”, and a group of 10 member states, including Pakistan, New Zealand and the USA are all specifically mentioning the importance of  the “energy+health” nexus. It is also interesting to compare and contrast what member states said in January with the positions of civil society groups.

As negotiations on ‘review and follow up’ of the post-2015 agenda happen later this May, it will be interesting to see how citizen participation in the style of the ‘Global Conversation’, including the MY World Survey, and extensive UN and Civil Society consultations, can be institutionalized. Social participation is key to achieving social inclusion and accountability, where governments are accountable to their people. After all, better informed governments can make better decisions, and innovative tools such as the People’s Voices App can help bridge this gap.

For more information, see the guide on how to visualize member state declarations via support.worldwewant2015.org

Compete in the #PeoplesVoices Challenge!

Peoples' Voices Challenge

Let’s use the #peoplesvoices to remind world leaders and policymakers what’s at stake!

The Global Conversation on the Post-2015 agenda has been led by the United Nations and has gathered more than 8 million citizen voices from 194 countries. People from all corners of the world have participated in national, regional and global multi-stakeholder consultations as well as in the MY World survey.

The results from the Global Conversation have already informed Member States and United Nations discussions about the future development agenda, including the proposed Sustainable Development Goals.

As we enter the last stretch in the post-2015 process, it is important that governments and negotiators do not forget the priorities of their people.

Compete in the Peoples’ Voices Challenge!

Access and use the data collected from the Global Conversation, and take action!

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World Water Day: Data & Resources

World Water Day is today! As part of this major event, share on your social media accounts what water means to you using the hashtag #WaterIs. You can pretty much put anything because, well, water is in almost everything and is an essential component to life. You would be hard pressed to find something that water isn’t.

There is a lot of water info out there and on the World We Want visualizations page there are a lot of resources you can check out to find out more information. Let’s start with a look at MY World votes for “clean water and sanitation” to see what countries had the top votes. (Access the interactive “heat map” of all of the MY World priorities here: http://map.worldwewant2015.org/)

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The darker colors show which countries prioritize water & sanitation the most. Interestingly, Senegal has prioritized water & sanitation as their #1 priority. 79% of My World survey takers in Senegal ranked water and sanitation as their top priority. Other countries that prioritize water include Morocco (60%), Mail (50%), China (45%), and Uruguay (43%). Head to the heat map and select “clean water and sanitation” to see what other countries rank water as a high priority. Are there any countries that surprise you?

 

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What are some resources you can access to learn more about water? Check out the Post-2015 Thematic Consultation Report on Water here! This PDF document will give you a complete overview on the state of the water and sanitation MDG. Find some fascinating facts? Share them on your social media outlets to spread the word about how important water is!

Want more resources? The World We Want has tagged UN-related documents and World We Want online conversations with MDG goals, so you can easily search through a theme on this interactive data visualization to find new resources. Find all of the water-related documents here: http://trends.worldwewant2015.org/discover/#topic=water&mode=type

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Los bosques, la biodiversidad, y el desarrollo humano

Blog Escrito por Juan Chebly, Coordinador del Mundo Que Queremos 2015

 

Pese a que la agenda post-2015 y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sustentable presentan un enfoque armónico donde el bienestar del planeta, el desarrollo humano, y los derechos humanos están interrelacionados, la realidad demuestra que la aplicación del paradigma de desarrollo sustentable puede conllevar tensiones entre las políticas centradas en las personas y aquellas que se dedican su entorno(UNESCO 2005)

Esta disyuntiva también conocida como ‘la paradoja del desarrollo sustentable’ parece ser una realidad inescapable del presente. Evidencia de esta percepción son los resultados de la Conversación Global iniciada por las Naciones Unidas en torno al diseño de la agenda post-2015La Conversación Global ha capturado las prioridades y aspiraciones de más de 7 millones de personas en 194 países incluye más de 100 consultas nacionales, 11 consultas temáticas, y la encuesta MI Mundo 2015. Los resultados son capturados y visualizados en la plataforma El Mundo Que Queremos 2015.

 

La encuesta Mi Mundo 2015 lanzada en 2013 por las Naciones Unidas y aliados de la sociedad civil como herramienta de participación social en el diseño de la agenda post-2015, le permite al votante escoger 6 prioridades de 16. La información demográfica capturada incluye la edad, genero, nivel de educación, país e índice de desarrollo humano del votante. Entre las prioridades a escoger está la ‘Protección de los ríos y océanos’

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Cuando observamos los resultados de la encuesta podemos ver una tendencia interesante en cuanto a la cantidad de votos a favor de ‘La protección de bosques, ríos y océanos’ y el índice de desarrollo humano del votante. Lo que podemos observar es una relación positiva entre el índice de desarrollo humano y la cantidad de votos a favor de esta prioridad. En otras palabras mientras más alto es el índice de desarrollo humano de un grupo de votantes, más alto en la lista de prioridades figura ‘La protección de bosques, ríos y océanos’

 

Una tendencia opuesta se puede observar cuando analizamos la cantidad de votos a favor de mejoras en infraestructura y el índice de desarrollo humano. Tendencias similares se pueden apreciar cuando utilizamos herramientas de mina de datos para analizar la data cualitativa de las consultas y foros nacionales y temáticos. Un ejemplo es el análisis de los estudios de Participate Initative y de ATD Cuarto Mundoconversaciones con los más marginados. A través de estos estudios vemos como las principales prioridades de las personas viviendo en extrema pobreza tienen poca relación con la protección de los bosques, ríos y océanos. 

 

Si bien los resultados de este análisis pueden resultar un tanto intuitivos, por otro lado existen excepciones y maticesUn ejemplo es el caso de los 112 ciudadanos en pobreza extrema encuestados en los vertederos de basura de Nueva Delhi en India, donde en efecto la ‘Protecciónde bosques, ríos y océanos’ se encuentra de penúltima en la lista. Sin embargo sorprendentemente, ‘Una buena educación y ‘Un gobierno honesto y responsable’ se encuentran entre las primeras 5 prioridades. Esto se puede atribuir a que los votantes pueden percibir una conexión entre una buena educación y un buen gobierno con una vida mejor y con sus derechos humanos

 

forest3Si bien la gente suele tener prioridades inmediatas que muchas veces se sobreponen a los intereses o prioridades inter-generacionales, la gente también tiene la capacidad de entender la interconexión y relevancia del concepto de sostenibilidadGran parte del problema se puede atribuir a la falta de información. En este sentido, estas percepciones negativas se pudiesen revertir a través de la concientización – ¿y qué mejor herramienta para esto que una agenda o marco normativo ético para el desarrollo sustentable global? – un marco normativo ético anclado en el desarrollo humano y en los derechos humanos, donde el ambiente, los bosques, los ríos, y la biodiversidad son vistos no en competencia, sino como factores interdependientes de un mundo mejor para todas las personas que habitan en ély las que todavía no.

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International Day of Happiness

Today is the International Day of Happiness, and as Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said, “The pursuit of happiness lies at the core of human endeavors. People around the world aspire to lead happy and fulfilling lives free from fear and want.” How can people lead these “happy and fulfilling lives”? Is it through greater gender equality, protection of forests and rivers, or a better education? All of the priorities can be seen as vehicles to bring greater happiness to people’s lives, and that is why the completion of the MDGs and the success of the SDGs are so important.

Did you know that people completing the MY World survey can also fill in their own seventeenth option for their top priorities? You can actually search to see what people filled in and how their responses compare to the overall average here! Top options that were self-entered include “health,” “animal,” “AIDS,” “child labour,” and “family.” We searched in our database for terms such as “happy,” “happiness,” “joy,” and “love,” to see what the results were:

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What are some differences you notice? By looking at the differences in the sizes of the colored circles from top to bottom, you can quickly compare what the votes were for different phrases. “A good education” was a top priority for all, and we know this because the blue circles representing “A good education” are all consistently the largest circles in the row and of similar sizes down the column.

On the right side, we see magenta for “Better job opportunities.” Interestingly, if you put the phrase “love,” then you are more likely to prioritize better job opportunities. Next to “Better job opportunities” is “Equality between men and women,” where we can see that people who selected “happiness” tended to select “Equality between men and women” below average but people who selected “happy” tented to select it above average.

Looking across the “joy” circles, we can see that those people tended to prioritize “Action taken on climate change” higher than other respondents. People who put in “happy” tended to select “Phone and internet access” more often than the average respondent.

What other patterns do you see? Head to the tool to type in any search term you can think of. Some fun suggestions are: “cars,” a type of pet, “girls,” “peace,” “citizenship.” Do you see any changes above or below average that surprises you or that you expected? Share them with us on social media via Twitter at @myworld2015 and use the hashtagh #HappyDay to let us know what you found!