The United Nations has launched in Madrid, with the support of Telefonica, the “HAVE YOUR SAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS” campaign, inviting everybody to participate in MY World, the UN global survey for a better world (www.myworld2015.org).
This innovative initiative invites all people to choose six areas of activity, from a total of 16, which, in their opinion, would represent a major improvement in their lives. More than 1.5 million people in 194 countries have already voted - through the web, street surveys or on mobile devices – providing, for the first time, real-time information on people’s priorities for the future global development agenda, which is currently being discussed at the United Nations.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD SAYING?
Up to now, the survey results reveal that the top priorities for voters to improve their lives are a good education, better healthcare, and better job opportunities. This strengthens the validity of the current Millennium Development Goals and places new issues on the global agenda.
Corinne Woods, Global Director of the Millennium Campaign stressed that “The especially striking message that emerges when we analyzed the data of MY World is that people, wherever they live in the world, want the same basic human rights ie health, education and work , and an honest and responsive government.”
“The MY World Survey aims to meet the real needs of citizens in all parts of the world and educate leaders about the leading priorities for developing programs and initiatives,” stated Alberto Andreu, Head of CSR & Reputation at Telefonica.
Globally, the “HAVE YOUR SAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS” campaign kicks off in Spain, in Madrid and Barcelona at the Telefonica Flagship stores, and at the Chamartin and Atocha train stations in Madrid, with the support of ADIF. The MY World podium is also installed in public spaces – to bring the initiative to the people.
After Spain, it will be implemented in the rest of the world with the support of United Nations and its partners.
The campaign has been developed by the UN Millennium Campaign in Spain with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
To vote: www.myworld2015.org
For up-to-date results: http://www.myworld2015.org/?lang=en&page=results