Wednesday, March 20, 2013

United Nations International Day of Happiness

"On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want."
Message from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Today is the first International Day of Happiness!

In July 2012, all 193 United Nations member states adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority and therefore March 20 has been declared as the International Day of Happiness - a day to inspire action for a happier world.

 There are three ways that you can get involved:
  1. Affirm the pledge - Join thousands of others and make a pledge to bring more happiness to others.
  2. Cheer your happy heroes - and say what they do to bring happiness to others.
  3.  Take part - do something at home, work, school or in your community to bring happiness to others.
The Day of Happiness campaign is being led by Action for Happiness and Cheers.

Cheers is a fun social way of expressing love and appreciation for anyone, anything, anywhere.

Action for Happiness is a movement of people taking action to help create a happier society for everyone.

This International Happiness Day I am going to buy flowers for Little Miss 4's teachers to hopefully bring a smile to their faces after what I can only presume is a hectic day looking after all those little ones!

What will you do today to make some happy?


  1. In an attempt to make the children happy by "actively" travelling to school on active travel to school day, I managed to make one of them very unhappy by making us all walk as that was safer than trying to negotiate safe cycling with an 8yo a 7yo and a novice cyclist 5yo from my bike with the twins in the bike trailer. I might have to work on some sort of activity to increase happiness when I do pick up this afternoon

    1. Hi Victoria, I hope that pick up went well :)

  2. It would be lovely if the world was a happier place. Lovely to think the UN has this as an aim.