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 […]

UN Belarus marks International Day of Disabilities by collecting MY World votes

(English below) Originally posted on UN in Belarus— Written by Dasha Mironova, photos by Carolina Poliakova 3 снежань 2014 Вчера, в Международный день инвалидов, команда ООН побывала в гостях в маленьком, но таком интересном мире – в Белорусском обществе глухих. Мы пришли поговорить с людьми, которых обычно не слышат, об их приоритетах и проблемах, которые их волнуют. […]

My World 2015 in SIMONU Bogotá 2014

  Blog by MY World Youth Ambassador, Julián Rodríguez  UNDP Colombia, the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Bogota and the Secretary of Education of Bogota  organized the largest Model UN in Colombia  – SIMONU (Simulación de las Naciones Unidas). As a UN initiative, SIMONU was conceived in late 2012 in an effort to bring students together […]

MY World in Bhutan: an inspiration to become active citizens and volunteer

Text and photos by UNV/Riikka Suhonen Riikka Suhonen, from Finland, has served as international UN Volunteer in Bhutan, advocating for the recognition of volunteerism as a vital component of the Post-2015 development agenda and its implementation mechanisms. As part of her assignment, Riikka organized an advocacy campaign on youth volunteerism for Post-2015 with support from […]

An Honest and Responsive Government – the Role of Citizen Voice

Blog by Caya Johnson, Global Youth Advocate “Throughout history, progress has always been driven by citizens, who have the courage to raise their voices” – US President Barack Obama, Open Government Partnership Side-Event, 24 Sept. 2014 By empowering people around the world to have their priorities heard at the UN, the MY World 2015 Global […]

Data for Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States

The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) took place this month from 1 – 4 September, in Apui, Samoa. The overarching theme of the conference was ‘The sustainable development of small island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships’. Six multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues were held in parallel to the plenary meetings. The […]

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 […]

JCI Members Commit 2,522,500 votes at 2014 JCI Global Partnership Summit

By Carlos Suarez, JCI External Relations Manager, with edits by Bonnie Stack, JCI Communications Manager 23-25 July, 2015 – New York Nearly 500 young active citizens from over 50 nationalities united inside the United Nations at the annual Junior Chambers International 2014 Global Partnership Summit. JCI seized this significant, timely opportunity to discuss the final push for […]

#REF4Women: Advocating for Women in Development through MY World 2015

By Karol Alejandra Arámbula Carrillo, Youth Advocate for MY World 2015 The Red Elephant Foundation (REF) is an initiative built on the groundings of story-telling, civilian peace-building and activism for gender sensitivity. We recognize the many different challenges women and girls continue to face in today’s world. As such, we look forward to strengthen our […]