Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in addressing development challenges.

MY World rollout

UN Volunteers in Viet Nam UNV is a partner in the rollout of the MY World, a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners which aims to capture people's voices, priorities and views. MY World is one of the tools to ensure inclusive post-2015 consultations; its results feed the debate around the definition of the post-2015 development agenda. 

UNV Field Units and dedicated post-2015 volunteers have especially contributed to the offline rollout of MY World. Going beyond the plain implementation of the survey, volunteers engaged people directly and through other partners to vote for their development priorities. They reached out digitally-disconnected people, remote communities, impaired people as well as youth and women. They engaged with different age, gender and economic groups, and collaborated with local partners to promote civic participation through the survey.

Guidance to MY World rollout

The survey will stay active until the end of 2015. If continued beyond 2015, MY World has a potential to increase accountability by strengthening the dialogue between citizen and state, and to enhance opportunities for monitoring the new development framework.

Stories from UN Volunteers in the MY World 2015 blogStories of UN Volunteers supporting the MY World Global Week of Action (May 2014) 

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Photo gallery: UN Volunteers' and partners rollout MY World offline