On 24th October 2013, representatives of the Georgian government, UN agencies, academic institutions, civil society and the media gathered to discuss the results of the UN MY World survey in Georgia which consulted over 3,000 people in the country.
Following the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on 25th September 2013, Georgia launched a campaign to boost MY World – a global survey operating in 194 countries asking participants to choose their priorities for a better world. Results of the UN survey will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda.
Universities across the Georgia opened their doors to representatives from the Youth Parliament of Georgia to answer questions about MY World and encouraged participation in the survey via the website MY World in Georgia.
The results of the MY World survey in Georgia are discussed, with road safety identified as a key priority
On 24th October 2013 the event of the day took place in Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University where Niels Scott, UN Resident coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Georgia, David Usupashvili, Chair of the Parliament of Georgia, Vladimer Papava, Rector of Tbilisi State University, and representatives of the Georgian government, civil organisations met to discuss initial results of survey.
The results showed that road safety came in at fourth on the list of priorities, after education, employment and health care. EASST’s Georgian partner, the Partnership for Road Safety, emphasised the importance of road safety and improved transportation in order to provide better access to education and health care. The Foundation is planning to hold a series of presentations about MY World in Georgian Universities and local communities in coming weeks to encourage voting for road safety as a priority.