Summary of the latest MY World results for the High-Level Panel meeting in New York

By May 10th 2013, the MY World survey had mobilized nearly 530,000 participants in 194 countries to vote for their most important priorities. Over half of these votes have been collected offline, using paper and pen. Just over one third have come through the MY World website, and around eight per cent have come through mobile phone surveys.
The data that the survey is generating yields important information not only on global priorities, but also how these differ by characteristics: by gender, age, education level, and location. This paper provides information on the current findings at a global and sub-global level, and some suggestions for the implications for policy post-2015.

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More than 8000 Ukrainians took part in the MY World survey

The photo captures journalists making their votes in the MyWorld2015 survey at the press event in the UN House.
The photo captures journalists making their votes in the MyWorld2015 survey at the press event in the UN House.

Since the MY World survey was launched the UN team in Ukraine has undertaken various communication and advocacy activities in order to draw attention of Ukrainians to the importance of making their contribution into the process of defining the future development path of the planet.

Communication component was seen by the UN team in Ukraine as a critical integral part of the whole Post-2015 consultation process aimed at ensuring maximum public engagement into the process and raising awareness about the process, and also promotion of the opportunity for the general public to widely participate in the MY World survey.

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Priorities for the global development agenda shaped by unprecedented public outreach effort

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PRESS RELEASE

New York, 21 March 2013 – The United Nations presented today the first findings from an unprecedented global conversation through which people from all over the world have been invited to help Member States shape the future development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after their target date at the end of 2015.

The snapshot report of initial findings entitled “The Global Conversation Begins” was delivered to more than 100 representatives of Member States who will negotiate the future development agenda that is likely to build on the MDGs and sustainable development agenda from Rio+20.

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Launch of Offline MY World Survey in Rwanda Expected to Reach 80,000 Children

By Arpana Pandey and Mari Aasgaard

(c) Mark Darrough / Girl Hub Rwanda.
(c) Mark Darrough / Girl Hub Rwanda.

On Friday 15 March, the One UN Rwanda launched the offline version of the MY World Survey with the aim of reaching 80,000 children from all Districts in Rwanda within a two week period.

The UN joined with Girl Hub Rwanda to distribute and receive the offline surveys that have been translated into Kinyarwanda through Girl Hub’s “Ni Nyampinga Ambassadors.” Ni Nyampinga is a locally produced Rwandan youth brand that aims to enable and inspire adolescent girls to reach their full potential. These Ambassadors representing Rwanda’s 30 Districts will distribute the offline surveys through 200 volunteers across the country. The volunteers work as community health workers and teachers and will reach school children and those children currently out of school. Continue reading “Launch of Offline MY World Survey in Rwanda Expected to Reach 80,000 Children”

Post-2015 development agenda must address youth issues – new UN envoy

Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi briefs reporters in New York via satellite from Dakar, Senegal. Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, is at right. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine
Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi briefs reporters in New York via satellite from Dakar, Senegal. Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, is at right. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

The process of establishing a post-2015 development agenda must include youth input and participation to reflect the issues that concern them, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Envoy on Youth stressed today in his first press conference since he assumed office.

“We are at a crossroads. With 1,000 days left to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), we are discussing and trying to set the new priorities for the post-2015 development agenda,” said Ahmad Alhendawi, referring to the eight anti-poverty targets with specific objectives on poverty alleviation, education, gender equality, child and maternal health, environmental stability, HIV/AIDS reduction, and a ‘Global Partnership for Development.’

“This is definitely an opportunity where young people can participate in setting the agenda, and then own this agenda by being equal partners in its implementation and evaluation,” he told reporters in New York via satellite from Dakar, Senegal, where he is attending the World Education Forum.

Mr. Alhendawi stressed that with 1.2 billion young people globally – the largest ever population of young people – issues such as education and unemployment need to be addressed by policymakers. Continue reading “Post-2015 development agenda must address youth issues – new UN envoy”