A note from Corinne Woods

Dear Friends, Happy New Year and thank you for your partnership with the UN Millennium Campaign whether through the MY World Survey, the World We Want 2015, the Open Defecation Campaign or the work our Africa team has led on Financing and Equity. This year marks a watershed in many ways. The MDG’s deadline is […]

Celebrating 5 million votes on MY World- the largest survey ever!

THANKS A (FIVE) MILLION! Thanks to everybody’s outstanding efforts- MY World has hit the 5 million votes mark! This is a historic achievement which means that millions of people – many for the first time – now can have a say in defining a better world for themselves and their families. MY World will continue […]

Over 4 million voices heard

Over 4 million people have had their say at the UN! Many congratulations to Mexico as the country with the most votes (nearly 800,000)! Up to now, the survey results reveal that the top priorities for voters to improve their lives are a good education, better healthcare, an honest and responsive government and better job […]

New Partner Toolkits Available

Want to become a partner and learn how to get more involved in MY World 2015 and the World We Want 2015? Download our partner toolkit today! Quiere ud. ser aliado y aprender como involucrarse en MI Mundo 2015 y The World We Want 2015? Descarga nuestro Guía para Socios hoy! Souhaitez vous devenir un partenaire […]

Oh, the ordinary stories we could tell

This is a guest blog post written by Mark S. Cogan, originally published here I am faced with a dichotomy. While proud of the work I’ve done, I’m equally haunted by ideas failed never materialize. MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people’s voices, […]

Climate and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

“Without tackling climate change, we will not succeed in eradicating extreme poverty.” – (UN High Level Panel Report) Jeffrey D. Sachs is the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advisor on the MDG’s to Ban Ki Moon and an MDG Advocate.  Sachs has been advocating for greater visibility of climate change in the post-2015 agenda. Sachs recently took […]

Focus on refugees in Rajasthan, India

By Saket Mani, Global Youth Advocate: My World 2015 & World We Want 2015 Last month, 1,450 people from three migrant villages in the outskirts of Jodhpur, Rajasthan in India had their say at the United Nations. Here is a closer look at some of their personal stories: A wave of terror created by fundamentalists in Pakistan, […]

Every opinion counts

Volunteers engaged young people in Azerbaijan in an open conversation about their priorities for the post-2015 development agenda. BAKU, October 2013 – “If I had a chance to be born again, I would choose to be born nowhere else but in my village. I don’t want to move to the city, I just want to […]

New data visualization depicts MY World open option

As the MY World votes increase, so do the ways we can look at the data.  Out of more than 1.2 million votes worldwide, more than 100,000 people opted to write in to the free text ’17th option’. Many of these comments reinforced issues voted on in the 16 priorities – education, heath, jobs – […]