The United Nations and partners have teamed up to put in place MY World, an innovative global survey to encourage people’s participation in the process of defining the next set of global goals to end poverty.
MY World is an options survey that asks individuals to select six out of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives. The sixteen issues cover the existing Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), plus issues of sustainability, security, governance and transparency.
People can access MY World at www.myworld2015.org and vote for their priorities for the next development agenda. The survey will also be available through mobile technologies such as SMS and IVR (toll-free phone numbers) and paper ballots in late January 2013 to ensure maximum outreach, particularly to draw communities without Internet access into the global debate.
Since they were adopted in 2000, the MDGs have made a huge impact in the lives of millions of people. As the Goals’ 2015 deadline approaches, however, it is essential to work together to agree on a new development framework to build on the progress and confront the persistent challenges facing people and planet.
MY World provides a simple entry point for individual citizens across the world to participate and make their voice heard about their priorities for post-2015, and offers the possibility for greater engagement through www.worldwewant2015.org.
Results from MY World will be submitted to the UN Secretary-General; his High-level Panel on Post-2015, , and to global leaders as they prepare the next development agenda in advance of 2015.
MY World is on Twitter at @MYWorld2015 or #MYWorld2015 and #Post2015. To join the global conversation and post-2015 debate, go to www.worldwewant2015.org.