The United Nations, specifically the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Millennium Campaign, and some of its key partners, the Oversees Development Institute (ODI) and World Wide Web Foundation, have come together to create MY World, a global survey to gauge the personal interests and issues that matter most to people around the world from New York to Paris; from Sioux Falls to Rio. This new survey housed on myworld2015.org asks global citizens to choose 6 of the top 16 issue areas that mean the most to them and that will impact their lives post 2015.
Why is this survey critical?
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are slated to expire in 2015 and the global development community is gathering data and information to help set the course and agenda for post 2015 global development. In fact, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will meet first in Monrovia, Liberia at the end of this month where the data findings will be presented. The survey results will become a part of the panel’s final report which will be delivered to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in May 2013.
The sixteen issues are:
- Better job opportunities
- Support for people who can´t work
- A good education
- Better healthcare
- Affordable and nutritious food
- Phone and internet access
- Better transport and roads
- Access to clean water and sanitation
- Reliable energy at home
- Action taken on climate change
- Protecting forests, rivers and oceans
- Equality between men and women
- Protection against crime and violence
- Political freedoms
- An honest and responsive government
- Freedom from discrimination and persecution
- Save the Children Releases Report on Post-2015 Framework for Ending Poverty (mombloggersforsocialgood.com)
UN Photo/UNHCR/Glenna Gordon
2 thoughts on “What Issues Matter to You Most? Tell the United Nations”
A good education
Phone and internet access
Access to clean water and sanitation
Action taken on climate change
Equality between men and women
Protection against crime and violence
but of course, I want them all!
Our lists are very similar. I’m glad that the UN is getting the voices of the world to mark their agenda.