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MY World - A Survey about Post 2015 Priorities


The United Nations has teamed up with GCAP, youth groups, private sector bodies and other NGO partners to launch MY World, an online poll to ask people everywhere about the issues that make the most difference to their lives.

In addition to taking the survey online, GCAP constituents can also conduct the survey in physical meetings – no matter how large or small – and report the results back to us.  More details in this document.

The survey results will be shared at the High Level Panel meetings in Monrovia and Bali and will be taken into account by the body as it prepares to present recommendations to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the Post 2015 development framework.

MY World also asks participants for their gender, age and country so that the replies can be disaggregated accordingly.

The survey is currently available online in the seven UN official languages – English, Spanish, Korean, French, Arabic, Russian and Chinese – with more to come.

Voters can also take the survey by phone (through SMS and calling toll-free phone numbers, and in paper form through a network of grassroots organizations, faith-based communities, youth groups, private sector bodies and NGO partners around the world.

MY World aims to be a simple entry point for ordinary citizens to engage in the post-2015 development process while also introducing voters to the World We Want 2015 web platform -- a joint initiative between the UN and civil society where citizens and stakeholders are participating in a more extensive and interactive post-2015 debate.

In the run up to 2015, MY World will continue gathering people’s voices and results will be shared with the Secretary-General and other global leaders. This initiative is coordinated by UNDP, the United Nations Millennium Campaign, ODI and the Web Foundation – with the support of GCAP and other partners across the world.


And here's a look at the survey, which provides voters with 17 options - including an option to suggest a new priority - and asks them to choose 6: