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ACROSS THE WORLD, RESPONDENTS OF ALL ORIGINS, GENDERS AND AGE GROUPS ARE REMARKABLY UNIFIED IN THEIR FEARS AND HOPES FOR THE FUTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE UN75 INITIATIVE
In January 2020, the United Nations launched a global consultation to mark its 75th anniversary. Through surveys and dialogues, people from across the world were asked about their hopes and fears for the future, their priorities for international cooperation and for the United Nations.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the world faced diminishing global cooperation against a backdrop of rising global challenges: the climate crisis and threats of nuclear weapons; changes in our populations and in the digital sphere; growing geopolitical tensions and new forms and patterns of violence; and deepening inequalities with growing social unrest.

The Secretary-General saw UN75 as an opportunity for the UN to listen to the people it serves. Amid the pandemic, the initiative increased efforts to reach people online, by promoting a one-minute survey and encouraging online dialogues. It also placed greater emphasis on reaching those without internet access.

As of September 2020, more than a million people across the world had responded to the UN75 survey. 50,000 in 50 countries took part in independent polling by Edelman Intelligence or the Pew Research Center. Artificial intelligence analysis of social and traditional media was conducted in 70 countries, along with academic and policy research mappings in all regions.

This report presents the analysis of all five data streams including more than 800,000 UN75 survey responses and 412 dialogue summaries collected between 2 January and 1 September 2020.

View the breakdown of UN75 survey respondents by region, gender, age and education.
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THE FUTURE WE WANT THE UNITED NATIONS WE NEED
Update on the Work of the Office on the Commemoration of the UN’s 75th Anniversary. September 2020
In this 75th anniversary year, I want to provide as many people as possible the chance to have a conversation with the United Nations. to share their hopes and fears.

To learn from their experiences. To spark ideas for building the future we want and the United Nations we need.

Together, we need to listen. and together, we need to act.
SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
22 January 2020
  • Shorter-term priorities
    • Global
    • Regional
  • Longer-term priorities
    • Global
    • Regional
Immediate priorities for recovering from the pandemic
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Longer-term priorities for the future we want
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Immediate priorities for recovering from the pandemic, by region

1/8
North
America
  1. 1. Access to healthcare
  2. 2. Tackle climate crisis
  3. 3. Access to safe water/sanit.
  4. 4. Address inequalities
  5. 5. Global solidarity
Latin America
& Caribbean
  1. 1. Access to healthcare
  2. 2. Address inequalities
  3. 3. Access safe water/sanit.
  4. 4. Rethink global economy
  5. 5. Support hard hit places
Europe
  1. 1. Access to healthcare
  2. 2. Rethink global economy
  3. 3. Tackle climate crisis
  4. 4. Global solidarity
  5. 5. Access safe water/sanit
Northern Africa
& Western Asia
  1. 1. Access to healthcare
  2. 2. Support hard hit places
  3. 3. Global solidarity
  4. 4. Education & youth
  5. 5. Access to safe water/sanit.
Sub-Saharan
Africa
  1. 1. Support hard hit places
  2. 2. Access to healthcare
  3. 3. Education & youth
  4. 4. Global solidarity
  5. 5. Address inequalities
Central &
Southern Asia
  1. 1. Access to healthcare
  2. 2. Support hard hit places
  3. 3. Education & youth
  4. 4. Global solidarity
  5. 5. Access to safe water/sanit.
Eastern &
South-Eastern Asia
  1. 1. Global solidarity
  2. 2. Access to healthcare
  3. 3. Address inequalities
  4. 4. Access to safe water/sanit.
  5. 5. Support hard hit places
Oceania
& Antarctica
  1. 1. Access to healthcare
  2. 2. Support hard hit places
  3. 3. Education & youth
  4. 4. Access to safe water/sanit.
  5. 5. Address inequalities
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Longer-term priorities for the future we want, by region

1/8
North
America
  1. 1. Environmental protection
  2. 2. Respect for human rights
  3. 3. Sustainable consumption/production
Latin America
& Caribbean
  1. 1. Environmental protection
  2. 2. Better education access
  3. 3. Sustainable consumption/ production
Europe
  1. 1. Environmental protection
  2. 2. Respect for human rights
  3. 3. Sustainable consumption/production
Northern Africa
& Western Asia
  1. 1. Respect for human rights
  2. 2. Less conflict
  3. 3. Environmental protection
Sub-Saharan
Africa
  1. 1. Better healthcare access
  2. 2. More employment opportunities
  3. 3. Less conflict
Central &
Southern Asia
  1. 1. Environmental protection
  2. 2. Better healthcare access
  3. 3. Better education access
Eastern &
South-Eastern Asia
  1. 1. Environmental protection
  2. 2. Less conflict
  3. 3. Respect for human rights
Oceania
& Antarctica
  1. 1. Better healthcare access
  2. 2. Environmental protection
  3. 3. More employment opportunities