Volunteers in China Collect Over 70,000 Votes in 2 Weeks!

By Evonne Tang from Youthink Center The Chinese youth-led organization YouThink has taken on an amazing initiative to collect MY World votes and their results have been astounding: in 2 weeks more than 3,000 volunteers in China have collected over 70,000 votes—with more offline votes yet to be counted! One volunteer, Cheng Yachan, was able to collect […]

Honoring HE Dr. Palitha Kohona, Sri Lanka

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 – New York On the second floor of the UN Church Center, which serves at the location for the monthly NGO Committee on Sustainable Development meeting, the World We Want 2015 team and Policy Strategy Group, presented its first ever award for “People’s Voices Champion” to H.E. Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, […]

ECOSOC Youth Forum

The ECOSOC Youth Forum brought young people from around the globe to come together to discuss ways in which young people can and are helping to manage the shift from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum also addressed ways to ensure that the needs and priorities of all youth […]

Towards a Transformative Post-2015 Agenda.

New York – Winter 2015 Mitchell Toomey, Director of the UN Millennium Campaign at the United Nations Development Program, spoke on a panel titled, “Towards a Transformative Post-2015 Agenda.” The goal of the panel was to inspire intergovernmental post-2015 negotiations with concrete concepts, tools and campaigns for integration of resources (such as: finance, knowledge, workforce, […]

Building Bridges kicked off! From Amsterdam to Cape Town #BB2015UN

Building Bridges kicked off in The Netherlands! From now until August, Jilt van Schayik (UN Youth Representative for The Netherlands) and Teun Meulepas will be cycling from Amsterdam to Cape Town. During this six month bike tour, they will cross 20 countries and over 15,000km (over 9,000 miles) to hear stories and collect MY World votes. […]

JCI India Hosts Aeromodelling Show to Collect MY World Votes

From JCI India The 1st phase of the MY WORLD awareness launch was done during the Trade & Fun Fair of JCI Ankleshwar – an Annual event that has been held for last 12 years. The event was launched by Imm. Past President of JCI India Deepak Nahar, in the presence of 5000 people in Ankleshwar, India. […]

Collecting offline ballots from Millennials in China

Blog post by Ms. Chen, World Youth Foundation Volunteer in China. On 15-16 January, Ms. Chen collected 164 offline ballots at the school where she grew up in Jiangxi Province.  Today I went to the school in my hometown that I attended 14 yrs ago, promoting the MY World 2015 Survey as an alumna of China’s Millennium […]

Advocating for ‘Action Taken On Climate Change’ at COP 20

Countries came together last month at COP 20, the annual UN Climate Change Conference, to negotiate and shape the contribution they will give to vastly reduce their carbon emissions, before a commitment in Paris. Peru hosted the conference that drew over 15,000 people to Lima. Peru will be one of the countries most affected by climate change impacts. Responsible for only 0.1% of […]

The Future of Citizen Engagement – A New Report on Citizen Voice

Wednesday 17 December, New York Last week, the Occidental College Task Force on Citizen Accountability launched a report of their research findings entitled The Future of Citizen Engagement: Recommendations for Implementing Effective Feedback Initiatives. This research team, commissioned by the UN Millennium Campaign, assessed a variety of citizen feedback initiatives around the world which focus […]

IMAGINE a World Where Every Voice Counts – Celebrating 7 Million Voices

12 December 2015, NEW YORK “Let’s stand for the world as it SHOULD be. That’s what the 7 Million Voices are telling us” – Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson Last week, the MY World global survey achieved its 2014 goal of reaching 7 MILLION people around the world! Thanks to the dedication and hard work […]