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International Day of Happiness (UN)

March 20, 2018

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International Day of HappinessA profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and well-being, not just growing the economy.

All 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority and March 20 has been declared as the International Day of Happiness.

In July 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a groundbreaking resolution which recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes… happiness and well-being of all peoples”.

In April 2012 the first ever UN conference on Happiness took place in New York and in July 2012 the UN General Assembly adopted a further resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness was to be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013.

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Date:
March 20, 2018
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Website:
http://www.dayofhappiness.net/#context

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Canada

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