What Issues Matter to You Most? Tell the United Nations


My WorldThe United Nations, specifically the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Millennium Campaign, and some of its key partners, the Oversees Development Institute (ODI) and World Wide Web Foundation, have come together to create MY World, a global survey to gauge the personal interests and issues that matter most to people around the world from New York to Paris; from Sioux Falls to Rio. This new survey housed on myworld2015.org asks global citizens to choose 6 of the top 16 issue areas that mean the most to them and that will impact their lives post 2015.

Why is this survey critical?

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are slated to expire in 2015 and the global development community is gathering data and information to help set the course and  agenda for post 2015 global development. In fact, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will meet first in Monrovia, Liberia at the end of this month where the data findings will be presented. The survey results will become a part of the panel’s final report which will be delivered to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in May 2013.

Take the quick survey here.

The sixteen issues are:

  1. Better job opportunities
  2. Support for people who can´t work
  3. A good education
  4. Better healthcare
  5. Affordable and nutritious food
  6. Phone and internet access
  7. Better transport and roads
  8. Access to clean water and sanitation
  9. Reliable energy at home
  10. Action taken on climate change
  11. Protecting forests, rivers and oceans
  12. Equality between men and women
  13. Protection against crime and violence
  14. Political freedoms
  15. An honest and responsive government
  16. Freedom from discrimination and persecution

UN Photo/UNHCR/Glenna Gordon

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