The United Nations and partners recently launched the MY World project to poll the world’s citizens on their top development priorities once the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015.The results of this study will inform world leaders’ future policies and global development agenda.
MY World’s interactive website encourages citizens to describe “the world you want, because your voice matters.” Survey participants choose six of 16 development areas most important to them and their families. The issues include environmental protection, healthcare, gender equality, education and political freedom. Votes can be submitted online, by phone or by paper ballot.
The results will be shared with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda at a meeting this spring. Panel members will then make recommendations to the UN Secretary-General, who will incorporate them into a report to the General Assembly at the September U.N. summit.