Published on 8th May 2014
More than two million people worldwide have voted in the UN’s My World 2015 survey, to have a say in what is most important to them and their future. The survey was launched in December last year, for people to choose six of a possible 16 issues such as education, gender equality and tackling climate change, that they see as most important to their future.
This week, the UN has a “global week of action” to drive votes. Next year, the Millennium Development Goals expire and global leaders will be debating the post-2015 agenda. The results of My World 2015 will be collated and presented to the UN Secretary General ahead of the 2015 talks.
VSA’s youth volunteers and partners took part in December, and their stories can be found here.
Since they were adopted in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have made a huge impact in the lives of millions of people.
VSA supports United Nations Volunteers and the International Forum for Volunteering in Development in recognising the value that volunteers bring to international development. So many gains under the MDGs were made possible by the millions of volunteers who have worked to deliver programmes across all eight Goals.
By voting here, people can show they value volunteering as both a means and an end in the international development process.
For more information, please contact:
Media Officer, Volunteer Service Abroad
Ph: 04 4958549