Monday, May 12, 2014

UN's World We Want Survey

As part of the UN's World We Want campaign, there has recently been a simple survey on issues that matter to you. Participants simply need to select the top 6 issues that are important to them from a list of choices including education, gender equality, access to clean water & sanitation, access to health care, etc. There is also an option to create your own choice. After submitting your responses, you can create a personalized video based on your responses that you can easily share on social media. You can access the survey and vote here:

What is the World We Want? 
The web platform launched on 31 July 2012 to coincide with the announcement of the UN High Level Panel on post-2015 and increases its interactive features over the following months to host a lively and active exchange of civil society opinions and experiences.  
 The World We Want 2015 will bring the priorities of people from every corner of the world to the forefront and help build a collective vision that will be used directly by the United Nations and World Leaders to plan a new development agenda launching in 2015, one that is based on the aspirations of all citizens! The gathered information will feed into the report of the UN High Level Panel on post-2015 and subsequently into the UN Secretary General’s report to the UN MDG review summit in September 2013.

Why is the UN sharing this survey? According to the website:
You're part of a global vote at the United Nations, allowing people for the first time to have a direct say in shaping a better world. 
The votes matter. The UN is working with governments everywhere to define the next global agenda to address extreme poverty and preserve the planet. The data from MY World continues to inform these processes and be used by decision makers around the world. 
“I want this to be the most inclusive global development process the world has ever known” – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

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