MY World Campaign Gains Speed in Georgia
TBILISI. 25 September 2013 – With the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on 25 September, Georgia rolls on a massive campaign to boost MY World – a global survey which runs in 194 world countries to ask people about the world they want. This national campaign will enhance Georgia’s voice at the General Assembly which discusses the initial results of this unprecedented global consultation.
Universities and professional colleges across the Georgia opened doors to information sessions where young activists from the Youth Parliament of Georgia answered questions about MY World and helped to take part in the survey through the website MY World in Georgia.
The main event of the day took place in Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University where Inita Paulovica, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. in Georgia, and Vladimer Papava, Rector of Tbilisi State University, met with students and teachers.
Terminals with Internet connection were stationed in the lobby of the University’s main building and all interested could take part in the survey online.
“MY World will run in Georgia till the end of this year. The consolidated results of the survey will be provided to the UN Secretary General and to the Government of Georgia. For the United Nations, these results will be the foundation for designing development programmes that directly respond to the needs of people,” Inita Paulovica said.
The national consultation in Georgia was launched by the United Nations in August 2013 in close partnership with the Government, civil society and academic institutions. Over 2,000 people have already taken part in this inclusive process through targeted focus groups, SMS questionnaire and an online platform MY World in Georgia.