United Nation’s MY World: Be heard and make a stand

How can we eradicate poverty? How can we combat deadly disease like HIV/AIDS? Is there’s a solution for quality education?

As we all know, the United Nations Development Programme initiated the Millenium Development Goals started in 2000. There are 189 nations made a pledge to free people from extreme poverty and multiple deprivations. And this initiative turned into the eight Millennium Development Goals.

The 8 Millennium Development Goals are:

As our country supports UNDP’s Millenium Development Goals, we have to participate in changing our world. There’s a lot of ways that we can contribute in this program.

Recently, MY World launched to spread this remarkable, global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and its partners: World Wide Web Foundation, Overseas Development Institute and Ipsos Mori
And it aims to capture people’s voices, priorities and views. We have to inform global leaders as they start the process of defining the new development agenda for the world.
In this survey, you have to answer six out of sixteen possible issues that you think would make the most difference to billions of people here on Earth.

The sixteen issues have been built up from the priorities expressed by poor people in existing research and polling exercises and they cover the existing Millennium Development Goals, plus issues of sustainability, security, governance and transparency. 

The said results will be submitted to the Secretary General´s High Level Panel for Post-2015 before their meetings in Monrovia, Bali and New York. Then, the final report and recommendations for a new development framework will be announced in May 2013.

MY World will continue gathering people´s voices up to 2015 and results will be shared with the Secretary General and global leaders as they prepare the next development agenda in the run up to 2015.

Be heard and make a stand!

For more information, check out World We Want Philippines‘ Facebook page, and follow @worldwewantPH on Twitter.

by Eccentric Yet Happy

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