Entrega de Resultados Mi Mundo 2015 – Perú

Originalmente publicada en LAMULA.PE

El día 22 de Agosto, se realizó la entrega pública de resultados de la Plataforma Mi Mundo 2015 de Naciones Unidas al Ministro de Transportes y Comunicaciones, José Gallardo Ku. Evento co – organizado por la Organización Somos el Presente y AENU Perú, en el marco de la clausura del evento LIMUN 2015, realizado con la participación de 1000 jóvenes peruanos en la Universidad de Lima.

Este año 2015, se tomarán las decisiones más importantes que afectarán los próximos 15 años. Este Setiembre, los 193 países miembro de Naciones Unidas suscribirán la Nueva Agenda Post2015 la cual establecerá una serie de objetivos que la comunidad mundial se comprometerá a cumplir para el periodo 2015 – 2030. En Diciembre, la COP21 puede llevar a la comunidad mundial a un compromiso vinculante para reducir significativamente las emisiones de carbono.

Los jóvenes representan el 50% de la población a nivel mundial. 1 de cada 2 personas en el mundo, tiene menos de 30 años. Nosotros seremos la población más afectada por las decisiones tomadas este año, por ello debemos participar activamente de estos procesos este año.

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Entrega de resultados al Ministro José Gallardo Ku

La Organización de Naciones Unidas entiende que para lograr un verdadero desarrollo sostenible debe incluir a todos los actores involucrados. Por ello, a pedido del Secretario General de Naciones Unidas, lanza la plataforma Mi Mundo 2015, la cual permite que cada ciudadano del mundo pueda influir activamente en el proceso de establecimiento de la Agenda Post 2015.

Durante los últimos dos años, se ha recolectado más de 20,000 voces de ciudadanos peruanos que han compartido las problemáticas que ellas consideran como prioritarias para alcanzar el desarrollo en el 2030.

Estas prioridades son compartidas con Naciones Unidas, pero así mismo desde nuestra organización hemos trabando para que puedan ser tomadas en consideración para la agenda Nacional.

En Argentina, coordinamos una entrega de resultados a parlamentarios en un evento realizado en el Congreso Nacional Argentino y en Colombia al Programa Presidencial Colombia Joven.

La Comunidad Internacional se ha esforzado por incrementar la participación de los jóvenes en los proceso de toma de decisiones. La creación del puesto de Enviado de la Juventud del Secretario de Naciones Unidas, la Cumbre Mundial de la Juventud en Sri Lanka y el Foro Mundial de Políticas Públicas en Materia de Juventud, son ejemplo de ello.

En Perú debemos fortalecer la participación de los jóvenes, al involucrarlos en el proceso de toma de decisión, garantizamos el compromiso a largo plazo de ellos con las decisiones tomadas.

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El Ministro José Gallardo Ku al momento de recibir los resultados, resaltó la importancia de la participación de los jóvenes para garantizar el desarrollo sostenible. Así mismo, compartió su convicción de involucrar a los jóvenes en los procesos de toma de decisión como mecanismo para comprometerlos hacia un verdadero desarrollo sostenible.

Finalmente, mostro su compromiso por compartir las voces de los jóvenes recolectadas a través de la plataforma Mi Mundo 2015 en las diversas esferas de gobierno, para garantizar que estas sean escuchadas.

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“Raise your voices on climate change!” -Ban Ki-moon urges African youth

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ABUJA – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has charged the youth of Nigeria to be ambassadors and champions in advocating for climate change issues. Speaking during a twitter chat as part of his visit to Nigeria, the UN Secretary-General urged Nigerian and African youth to play their part in preserving the climate.“Youth should say this is our world, this is where we live and we should preserve it”; he stated. Mr. Ki-moon who was in Nigeria to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) added that, “arguments on whether climate change is important or not is over.”

NigeriaThe social media event which was held in Abuja was convened by the United Nations Millennium Campaign on behalf of the United Nations System in Nigeria and attended by youth leaders and young entrepreneurs working in the field of sustainable development. The event provided opportunity for the UN Chief to explain the SDGs, its prospects and the key roles African youth would play in the implementation of the new global agenda. It featured question and answer sessions from youth representatives and was followed by millions of twitter audience worldwide.

In his opening statement, the United Nations Secretary-General stated that youth issues were amongst the top five priorities of his second term. He regretted that despite their potentials, millions of youth worldwide are jobless, hence the importance of putting youth at the centre of the SDGs.

NigeriaOn their role in addressing climate change, the UN Secretary-General charged young people, saying “raise your voices on climate change and hold your governments accountable.” Continuing, he called on the entire humanity to recognise the importance of protecting the planet; stating: “we have a duty to nurture our nature. We should not fight our nature. We cannot defeat nature.” He called for a change of attitude to renewable energy and the reduction of greenhouse emission. He added that Nigeria being the largest country in Africa with lots of natural resources, should lead by example. He called for the West African nation to invest in sustainable and renewable energy.

He stated that through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the foundation for global commitments to eradicating poverty, diseases and ensuring environmental sustainability was laid. He commended Nigeria for the progress made in saving human lives from unnecessary deaths and preventable diseases such as HIV/AIDS. He said that the death rates occasioned by HIV/AIDS has been reduced by more than 50% since 2013. The UN Chief praised Nigeria for not recording any new incidence of polio for a year and announced thNigeriaat the World Health Organization (WHO) is embarking on processes aimed at declaring Nigeria polio free.

The Secretary-General acknowledged that scorecards for the MDGs are uneven globally. “Some countries are doing well and have achieved the goals, others have some goals unachieved. We are carrying over most of the goals into the SDGs with 17 goals which cover all spectrums of our lives;” he stated. While calling for support for the SDGs, the UN scribe stated: “the sooner we engage in sustainable path the better for our world”.

See the Storify recap of the Twitter chat here.

For further information, contact:
Hilary Ogbonna
Acting Regional Coordinator,  Africa
United National Millennium Campaign
+2348095555557; hilary.ogbonna@undp.org

24 August Twitter chat: UN Secretary-General speaks to African youth on the SDGs

 

sgchatJoin us on Monday, August 24th from 17:30 to 18:00 GMT+1 as the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks to youth leaders in Nigeria about development and their role in shaping a better future for all.

The goals of the event will be to:

  • Promote the sustainable development goals and increase momentum and ownership in Nigeria
  • Produce and communicate key messages to influence national political actions towards the implementation of the SDGs.
  • Increase the knowledge of young people in Nigeria and across Africa on the new development agenda, especially on its opportunity for dealing with youth development issues.
  • Inspire the next generations of leaders on their roles in promoting sustainable development

The Secretary-General will meet 10 youth from Nigeria and answer 3-4 questions on the development, climate change and the role of the youth. Continue reading 24 August Twitter chat: UN Secretary-General speaks to African youth on the SDGs

Visually explore MY World data with Popily

Humans of the world can now visually explore the data from the MY World global survey in new ways. Popily – a data science and visualization company — has uploaded the open data from the survey onto their site, allowing users to further investigate, discuss and understand the survey via thousands of data visualizations. The site allows for easy social sharing, allowing users to collect, comment and share the data. Popily will also partner with the UN Millennium Campaign to analyze and curate this data, providing new insight ahead of the UN General Assembly in September 2015. See Popily site

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MY World is the UN Global Survey for a better world, conducted between 2013 and 2015 across the globe. The 7.7 million responses have been collected mostly from person to person paper based methods, as well as online and through SMS. Although this data is all open source, the current data visualizations allow for disaggregation by country, age, gender, income level and method of collection. Popily will now allow people to further explore the data with new ways of comparison, diving deeper into the database. Each visualization is a potential insight into the priorities, needs, and voices of the citizens that have spoken up to help guide the new UN development agenda. Continue reading Visually explore MY World data with Popily

Nuevo informe de Las 8.000 Voces de Tunja, Colombia

tunjavocesLa ciudad de Tunja en Colombia, socia de la iniciativa MI MUNDO, se ha manifestado en “Las Voces de Tunja” con casi 8 mil voces que expresaron sus necesidades, prioridades y propuestas mediante una encuesta diligenciada desde octubre de 2014; la gran participación por cuenta de población menor de 30 años permitió conocer de manera más contundente el mensaje de quienes forjarán el futuro de la ciudad en el marco de la Agenda Post-2015. Ver el informe

La Educación, la Salud y el Empleo encabezan las principales necesidades que la comunidad tunjana pide apoyar e impulsar a las instancias del gobierno municipal y nacional, uniendo su clamor a la de más de 7.700.000 ciudadanos de todos los rincones del planeta que han participado en la encuesta.

tunjagirlsEstas prioridades seleccionadas por la comunidad de Tunja se constituyen en un nuevo punto de partida para cumplir los desafíos aún pendientes de los últimos 15 años y marquen la pauta para atender los retos que se establezcan para los siguientes 3 lustros.
La lucha contra la pobreza y la inequidad llega a un nuevo escenario: el escenario de los ODS.

Ver “Las Voces de Tunja”

Building Bridges arrives in Cape Town, South Africa!

Jilt & Teun finish on Signal Hill in Cape Town
Jilt & Teun finish their 17,000 km cycling tour on Signal Hill in Cape Town

Blog by Kristin Gutekunst. Originally posted on UN Women’s Website.

After thousands of kilometres of dirt roads, small mountain paths, jungle trails and deserts, through 20 countries on two continents, UN Youth Delegate Jilt Van Schayik and Teun Meulepas arrived to Cape Town, South Africa! Throughout this six-month cycling odyssey from Amsterdam to Cape Town, aimed at hearing what people – and youth in particular – have to say about the development of the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through MY World, Humans of MY World, HeforShe Campaign, and Building Bridges Youth consultations. UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille attended a ceremony to mark the end of their journey on 12 August, International Youth Day.

Jilt Van Schayik, Kristin Gutekunst & Teun Meulepas lead Cape Town's Women's Humanities Walk during South African National Women's Day. 
Jilt Van Schayik, Kristin Gutekunst & Teun Meulepas lead Cape Town’s Women’s Humanities Walk during South African National Women’s Day.
Armed only with the gear that fit on their bicycles, a computer and a camera, they worked with young ambassadors in each country to organize forums and consultations discussing gender issues as well as results from the MY World Survey so as to understand the specific development priorities of young people in each country. They also visited community initiatives, and involved people they met along the way from rural and urban settings through a photo series called Humans of MY World. They accomplished the trip with very modest means, relying on the kindness of strangers and many times sleeping in the homes of those they met along the way.

Continue reading Building Bridges arrives in Cape Town, South Africa!

Exposición “Nosotros los pueblos” en Cartagena, Colombia durante el mes de agosto 2015

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El Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española tiene abierta la Exposición “Nosotros los pueblos” durante el mes de agosto.

Más de 7,7 millones de personas de 194 países han participado en la encuesta MI Mundo. Esta es la consulta más extensa jamás realizada por las Naciones Unidas. Detrás de cada voto, hay una historia personal que merece ser contada. Esta exposición presenta el proyecto fotonarrativo Personas de Mi Mundo muestra la cara humana tras las cuestiones más arduas en el mundo. Continue reading Exposición “Nosotros los pueblos” en Cartagena, Colombia durante el mes de agosto 2015

Peoples’ Voices Celebrated During Eco Forum Global in China

UNMC was delighted to join Youthink Center to participate in the Eco Forum Global Annual Conference Guiyang 2015. This was held in June 2015 in Guiyang, China. During the conference, an interactive space featured an exhibition of people from around the world who prioritized eco-friendly options in the UN MY World Global survey, the virtual reality experience – Clouds Over Sidra, and a touchscreen that visualize peoples’ voices hosted on the World We Want platform.

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People young and old, from NGOs, civil society, youth-led organizations, the media, universities and the government watched Clouds Over Sidra, the story of a 12 year-old girl, with absorbed fascination. “This is like being inside a movie!” said one young man from the media after watching the film. As most of the conference participants have never been to Syria or stepped into a refugee camp, many have commented on how this is perhaps the only way they would only be able to meet someone like Sidra.

 

The Eco Forum Global was first launched in China, and approved by the state with “ecological civilization” as the theme of this international high-end summit. The forum is dedicated to bring together representatives from government, business, academia, science and technology, media, nongovernmental, and other community leaders to carry out exchanges and cooperation, spread the concept of ecimage01ological civilization, and share knowledge and experience. For the UNMC, the Eco Forum Global offered an unique opportunity to showcase MY World data collected from around the world, highlighting those who prioritize “Action taken on climate change”, “Protecting forests, rivers and oceans”, and “Access to clean water and sanitation”. Through the Humans of MY World exhibition, forum attendees were able to meet a young man from Puerto Princesa in the Philippines, who said “The ocean is everything for me. it’s my job. It’s my life. If you put trash in this water you may as well be putting it inside my home. I can’t stand for that.” Continue reading Peoples’ Voices Celebrated During Eco Forum Global in China

The Millennials Movement: Jóvenes Peruanos por un mundo mejor

Blog by Rosario Garavito, Founder of The MIllennials Movement and MY World Youth Advocate in Perú

“Los jóvenes de una nación, son los depositarios de la posteridad” – Benjamín Disraeli

Ser parte de aquellos agentes de cambio que cada día sueñan con un futuro mejor para la comunidad global es una gran aspiración para muchos jóvenes de todas partes del mundo. Con tantos sueños, emociones y ganas de actuar frente a las problemáticas sociales que enfrentamos día a día, los jóvenes están impactando de manera positiva sus comunidades. Según la Organización de Naciones Unidas esta es la primera generación de jóvenes que puede erradicar la pobreza, reducir la brecha de la desigualdad y tomar acciones concretas contra el cambio climático. Los y las jóvenes de hoy, han dejado de ser un grupo de riesgo, para convertirse en una fuerza transformadora, en agentes de cambio y en líderes de sus comunidades.

Dentro de este contexto los jóvenes peruanos no han sido la excepción. Desde el año 2014, alrededor de 200 jóvenes vienen participando del equipo de voluntarios del Movimiento Juvenil The Millennials Movement. Estos héroes anónimos  comprometidos con sus comunidades han involucrado a ciudadanos y ciudadanas peruanas en la creación de la próxima Agenda para el Desarrollo, la post – 2015. Visitando escuelas, universidades, instituciones públicas, privadas y organizaciones de la sociedad civil, facilitando información sobre la post- 2015 y la oportunidad que este instrumento internacional para el desarrollo, significa para hacer de los ciudadanos actores clave en el camino de alcanzar el desarrollo sostenible de la comunidad global.

Voluntarios de The Millennials Movement en la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Perú, durante la primera capacitación de voluntarios en Lima.
Voluntarios de The Millennials Movement en la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas en Perú, durante la primera capacitación de voluntarios en Lima.

Continue reading The Millennials Movement: Jóvenes Peruanos por un mundo mejor

Join us at Dokufest Film Festival in Prizren! 8-14 August

kosovoJoin us at Dokufest in Prizren: 8-14 August

The UN Millennium Campaign and the UN Kosovo Team are hosting a #PeoplesVoices exhibit featuring virtual reality movies and a Humans of MY World photo exhibition at Dokufest, from August 8th to 14th by the stone bridge from 12-2pm & 4-8pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the world’s most pressing challenges firsthand by watching two virtual reality movies: “Clouds Over Sidra” which allows the viewer to step into the life of a 12-year old Syrian girl named Sidra living in a refugee camp and “Waves of Grace”, which captures a young woman named Decontee’s struggle for life amid an Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

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More than 7.7 million people from 194 countries have participated in the MY World survey, making it the largest survey ever undertaken by the United Nations. Behind every vote, there’s a human face and a personal story that deserves to be told. Humans of MY World (HOMY) is a photo-narrative project which features the human stories behind the world’s toughest issues. The exhibition consists of a selection of 20 photographs and stories from Kosovo and all over the world. To view the complete collection, visit http://facebook.com/homy2015 Continue reading Join us at Dokufest Film Festival in Prizren! 8-14 August