Gulf Air backs UN 'MY World' survey
Manama, December 12, 2013
Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has signed a deal with the United Nations to support the 'MY World Survey,' in recognition of the importance of raising awareness of sustainable development goals.
Peter Grohmann, the UN resident co-ordinator and UNDP resident representative said the survey was designed to utilise people’s voices and opinions to help shape the post-2015 global development agenda.
The survey offers global citizens to submit their six priorities, from a list of 16, which they believe would have the most impact on their future, he stated.
Gulf Air’s chief operations officer Captain Nasser Al Salmi said: “The UN’s initiative to allow, for the first time, the perspectives of the world’s citizens to be heard in the heart of the UN is a great opportunity for Bahrain.”
The UN set up a voting booth at Gulf Air at which all employees were given the opportunity to vote for the six issues which would make the most difference to their lives, he added.
The sixteen issues cover the existing millennium development goals (MDGs), in addition to issues of sustainability, security, governance and transparency. Over one million people have participated and shared their priorities so far.
The campaign has been supported by civil society groups, UN Goodwill Ambassadors and citizens everywhere.
The results of the survey will be analysed by the UN and its partners and presented to global leaders, including the high-level panel on Post-2015 Agenda.
This initiative is co-ordinated by UNDP, the United Nations Millennium Campaign, ODI and the Web Foundation – with the support of over 180 partner organisations across the world. - TradeArabia News Service