Earlier this year, the United Nations launched their global online MY World survey asking people around the world to vote on the issues that matter the most to them. The results will be presented to world leaders who are starting the negotiation process to define the new development agenda from 2015 onwards.
Out of a list of 16 options, people are asked to choose the six that are most important for themselves and their families. There’s also space for people to add a 17th option, if there’s something important that hasn’t been captured by the existing options.
Thousands vote for animal protectionSo far, thanks to the help of animal-lovers worldwide, ‘animals’ is the 2nd most mentioned option in the 17th priority with over 12,463 votes. This is great news as it means that the importance of animal protection is on the UN’s radar.
The MY World survey, which has already attracted over 1.2 million votes, will provide a unique picture of what people in different countries think are the really important things for governments to take action on. To find out what other issues people are suggesting through the 17th ‘free option’, check out this new data visualisation.