Building the Future We Want

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) and the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) invite you to participate in an online global forum, “Building the Future We Want” from 12 to 24 September 2012 ( Following up on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) which took place in June, the United Nations is continuing its efforts to promote sustainable development and to prepare a new development agenda that will take us beyond 2015.


It takes only five simple steps to support this campaign:


1.    Get the word out to your friends and followers.

2.    Visit on Facebook and/or use #futureWEwant or #beyond2015 on Twitter.

3.    Participate in the online forum, and ask your friends, and family members to post their questions on what, why, and how countries should deal with sustainable development challenges (rising unemployment, food security, biodiversity, climate change, sustainable consumption and production, land degradation, water, energy, sustainable cities, financing and technology transfer). Selected questions will be answered live on 24 September.

4.    Bring an impact to the campaign by posting the graphic identity, “Building the Future We Want” on Facebook (Profile and cover pictures) and on Twitter with a hyperlink to Downloadable visuals (Images and promo video) are available on

5.    On 24 September, watch live responses to your questions on ; ;


Please find below a series of tweets that you might want to use.


Possible Tweets before 24 September  


-Join the campaign,"Building the Future WE Want". Ask questions!  and/or #futureWEwant #beyond2015

-Let's build #FutureWEwant! Help shape conversation #beyond2015 @UNECOSOC. Ask your questions  

-Let's build #FutureWEwant! Help shape conversation #beyond2015 @UNECOSOC ministerial meeting
-Help shape conversation #beyond2015, building #FutureWEwant! Send your question to @UNECOSOC & watch Q&A session live:
-Get all details on Special @UNECOSOC Meeting here and learn why your input is important for #FutureWEwant!
-To get your question answered by #UN Member States, send them now using #FutureWEwant and #beyond2015! Learn more:
-More efforts are needed to solve challenges ahead & #beyond2015 to build #FutureWEwant! Learn more:
-#UN ECOSOC is taking action. Help shape the agenda you too, building #FutureWEwant #beyond2015! For all details on how to do this:
-Help shape dialogue @UNECOSOC meeting by sending questions using #FutureWEwant & #beyond2015. Here’s why it’s important: