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 first ever UN conference on Happiness took place and the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution which decreed that the International Day of Happiness would be observed every year on 20 March. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013.
Its goals are:
1. TO ESTABLISH A SET OF PRINCIPLES
for addressing the complex, interrelated challenges faced by humankind in the ultimate quest to achieve happiness.
2. TO PROMOTE, PRESERVE, AND CELEBRATE
the principles outlined in UN Resolutions 65/309 and 66/281, especially that happiness is a universal human right and goal.
Celebrate those people in your life that bring you happiness today.
Be the reason for someone’s happiness. Keep smiling; stay happy always.