In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”.
In 2012 the UN General Assembly decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. The first celebration took place in 2013.
How happy are we?
The Happy Planet Index is the first global measure of sustainable well-being.
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