International Day of Happiness

The United Nation’s International Day of Happiness is coordinated by Action for Happiness, which helps people to take action for a happier and more caring world. March 20 has been established as the annual International Day of Happiness and all 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority. The resolution which recognised happiness as a ‘fundamental human goal’ was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2011. This resolution 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 declaring the International Day of Happiness to be observed every year on March 20. It was celebrated for the first time in 2013.