P&G joins with UN to launch in Thailand

P&G joins with UN to launch in Thailand ‘My World’ –  a global survey of public needs to be used to define       next global development goals

Bangkok, 25 March 2013 – Procter & Gamble (P&G) Thailand, together with senior representatives of the United Nations, recently launched in Thailand the global ‘My World’ survey that aims to understand the development priorities of people around the world. 


The event was conducted at P&G Thailand’s manufacturing plant at Wellgrow Industrial Estate and was attended by Mr. Etienne Clement, Deputy Director of UNESCO Asia Pacific, Dr. Monir Islam, WHO Representative to Thailand, Mr. Raul Falcon, Managing Director of P&G Thailand, and Mr. Lelwyn Dsouza,Plant Manager of P&G’s Bangkok Plant.

Mr. Luc Stevens, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Thailand said, “The My World global survey, of which P&G is the first global corporate partner, aims to capture the voices of people around the world – their concerns, fears, and priorities so that global leaders can be informed as they begin defining the next set of global development goals.  The My World survey being conducted around the world, both online and offline, asks the public to select six of 16 possible issues that would make the most difference in their lives, ranging from poverty eradication, and education, to gender equality and the environment.”   


He said that the survey will ensure that the world’s next set of development goals are truly  those of the people, relevant to their daily lives, and which may meaningfully improve their lives.

Mr. Etienne Clement said, “We are so proud to have P&G to engage their employees and the public in this My World campaign.  This event is an example of what a company can do when they are fully committed to make a difference to our world.”

Mr. Raul Falcon said, “My World is a historic undertaking and deserves much admiration.  P&G is very proud to be a part of this initiative because it improves the lives of many people and runs so close to the mission of our company to improve lives through what we call the ‘Everyday Effect’ – of making a difference to people’s lives, everyday, no matter how small or large.” through the experience of our brands, interaction with our programs and engagements with our employees.

He added, “This new initiative from the United Nations raises to a new level the way in which a large global organization like the United Nations can stay connected with the everyday, individual needs of billions of people around the world.”


Mr. Lelwyn Dsouza said, “P&G touches and improves the lives of around 4.6 billion people a day through its portfolio of brands, and it is this desire to improve the lives of people, everyday, that brings P&G together with the United Nations in the My World programme: a programme that aims to better the lives of people around the world.”

“We invite everyone to go online, now, to pg.myworld2015.org and provide their own inputs into the world’s development agenda by participating in the short survey and,  at the same time, to become a part of a global movement that will help bring to life MY World’s aspirations to make this a better world,” he said.

Report by Natalie P.Srisutcharit, EBC New