THIS year, 2015, could be the one that changes the course of history forever — the year in which we take a decisive step forward in the fight to end extreme poverty and save our precious planet.
In 2015 we will be trusting you to set new development goals, the successors to the Millennium Development Goals, to protect this earth and make it a safe, equal and nurturing home for all who live on it.
More than 7 million people have taken the MY World survey because we want you to know exactly what it is that we, the people want. We ask that you take into account these votes that represent the hopes and dreams of every 1 in 1,000 people on the planet — hopes and dreams for a better life.
We ask for better education, healthcare, jobs, honest and responsive government and so much more. We need a paradigm shift and a coming together. The uniformity of the MY World results show there is more that unites us than divides us. We have known this throughout history and felt it in our own lives. We all know it is true.
The size and reach of the MY World vote shows an unmistakable strength of feeling, this is the time to listen and honor that feeling. Let’s get these new goals right so in 15 years time we aren’t writing these same words again.
Vote, listen and act in 2015. Working together we can be the generation that ends poverty and preserves the planet.