25 September 2013 – United Nations Country Team in Ukraine was awarded for the widest outreach in the regions of Europe and North America in the frame of the global survey “My World”, initiated by the United Nations in order to ensure that all people of the world participate in the development agenda after 2015.

Reaching out to 13000 participants became possible through fruitful cooperation with the Ukrainian government and national partners.

Accepting the award on behalf of Ukraine, Ms. Ella Libanova, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, member of the official delegation of Ukraine, Team Leader of the Preparation of the National Post 2015 Development Agenda Report said: “I myself was privileged to be part of the post 2015 process and team and I can assure you that this award is a well-deserved result of efforts, energy and drive put in by inspired and motivated team that believes and strives for a better future of the country, its people and next generations. This award also goes to all Ukrainian people that expressed and shared their views on the world they want, contributing into shaping of the global development agenda”.

Among 16 suggested priorities majority of Ukrainian voters have chosen the main six – better healthcare (61%), an honest and responsive government (59%), a good education (55%), protection against crime and violence (52%), better job opportunities (48%), access to clean water and sanitation (42%). Mainly, people aged 16 – 45 participated in the survey, both men (50,1%) and women (49,9%).

On 10 September the UN Secretary General and United Nations Development Group Chair launched the report from an unprecedented global consultation on priorities for the Post-2015 development agenda that engaged more than a million people in all 193 UN Member States ‘A Million Voices: The World We Want’.

The consultations and surveys revealed that people expect governments and the international community to create conditions for inclusive social and economic development, in peace and security, and within planetary boundaries. The call for better education, improved health care services, honest and responsive governments, and jobs has dominated the discussions around the world. People want world leaders to focus on:

  •  Completing unfinished business of MDGs by providing everyone in the world – universally – with access to water, food, better health care, and quality education;
  •  The management of natural resources, job creation, and security and freedom from violence;
  • Addressing inequalities in terms of obstacles to access public services, participate in political processes or job opportunities.

Interactive Map has been also launched allowing to explore a map of MY World online platform with top 16 priorities, data by country, etc  http://map.worldwewant2015.org/