7 May 2014 Male’ Maldives – The MY World Global Week of Action (GWA), a worldwide mobilization effort that allows people to have a direct say in shaping a better world, kicked off on Monday (5 May 2014).

Official data collected from MY World campaign shows that more than 2 million people across the globe have voted for the world they want, while more than 3,800 people in the Maldives have taken part in the survey since it was launched in January 2013. With the launch of the Global Week of Action (5-11 May 2014), the effort aims to gather 500,000 additional votes using new digital assets, bespoke videos and grassroots organised around the world.

The Global Week of Action paves the way to generate personalized data to better understand the priorities of the communities around the globe. As the UN’s first global outreach effort directed to people all over the world, the Global Week of Action provides a unique opportunity for citizens to vote online and share their messages on social media outlets. The week-long campaign will provide a platform for people to lend their collective voices to shape the world, enabling everyone to contribute to the decision making process worldwide.

Through creative online and offline methods, MY World survey asks individuals which six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives. The sixteen issues have been built up from the priorities expressed by people in existing research and polling exercises and they cover the existing Millennium Development Goals, in addition to issues of sustainability, security, governance and transparency.

The UN is working with governments everywhere to define the next global agenda to address issues like extreme poverty and preserving the planet. The data from MY World survey continues to inform these processes and be used by decision makers around the world.

To vote and access real time data on MY World survey, please visit mv.myworld2015.org.

 

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For more information, please contact UN Communication Analyst Mr. Hamdhoon Rashad, hamdhoon.rashad@one.un.org

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