Top Priorities for People Worldwide

Sep 13, 2013

"The World We Want consultations and surveys engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

“For the last year, the UN has been encouraging an unprecedented ‘global conversation’ on the world that people want,” said Ban Ki-moon. “The report that we launch today captures the voices of over one million people from all regions and backgrounds. We sought the voices of those that are usually unheard – particularly those people that are poor, excluded or marginalized.”

According to the votes from Bosnia and Herzegovina, development priorities are to ensure better job opportunities (70%), a better education system (64%), improved health services (59%), honest and accountable government (56%), protection against crime and violence (48%) and access to water supply and sanitation conditions (40%). Learn all priorities by visiting the site.

Ban Ki-moon also launched today an online world map, which shows the results of the MY World survey. It allows people to separate out the results by countries, regions, gender, levels of education or age.

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. Almost one million people participated through the MY World 2015 options survey, using digital channels, SMS and extensive offline interactions through a network of over 700 civil society partners.

It is not too late to join and tell us what should be the priorities for development in BiH. Visit this page and vote.

The findings of the report will be presented on 23 September 2013 to world leaders during the 68th UN General Assembly session in New York.