It has been a very busy week and I almost forgot about all the wonderful experience I had the past week as a blogger. I have mentioned before that I am an advocate for United Nations’ World We Want program. And last Wednesday, I was among the bloggers and other advocates who attended the Goodwill Luncheon at the UNDP office in Makati. It was a day of coming together for a good cause.
Last Tuesday, March 12, I had the privilege of attending United Nations’ MY World Media Launch. MY World is a UN-led survey aimed to get as many citizens as possible, regardless of age, gender, and backgrounds, to participate in online and offline voting to determine which of the 6 out of 16 development issues they think would make the most difference in their lives.
During the event, the methods on how to take part in the survey were discussed. One of the highlights is the online voting. We can easily go to www.myworld2015.org and just vote. They even showed exactly how to do it step by step with the help of a volunteer. I wanted to volunteer but I already voted.
The United Nations wants to hear from you. And I have just told them my priorities for creating a better world.
I voted for: Protection against crime and violence, affordable and nutritious food, access to clean water and sanitation, a good education, better transport and roads, an honest and responsive government.
I believe these are the things that should be prioritized. I specifically chose protection against crime and violence first because I want to live in a world where I could go out in the streets without fear of crime and violence.