International Day of Happiness March 20 (International Day of Happiness) was officially announced by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at a UN conference on this issue beginning in June 2012.
So far, 193 member countries, including Vietnam, have pledged to support, act, be active and make greater efforts to build a universal world, improve quality of life, build a just society, sustainable development, bring happiness to mankind.
The International Day of Happiness is inspired by Bhutan, the country ranked as the happiest in the world based on factors such as health, spirituality, education, environment, quality of management and level of life of the people. The United Nations decided to celebrate this day on the proposal of the Kingdom of Bhutan, a small country in South Asia, located deep in the eastern Himalayas. From the 1970s, the king of this kingdom devised a new way of measuring the well-being of society, that is, through the national index of happiness, in addition to the economic indicators commonly used to measure material wealth. This index is calculated on the basis of the factors of health, morale, education, environment, quality of management and people’s standard of living.
The national representative of Bhutan said that the need for this Happy Day is for all countries and people around the world to take steps beyond the differences between countries and people around the world, and unite and unite all people. ‘humanity. The United Nations has chosen March 20 as the International Day of Happiness, and because it is a special day of the year, when the sun is across the equator, on that day there are equal lengths of day and night – a symbol of Symbolizes the balance and harmony of the universe.
Also a symbol of the balance between yin and yang, between light and darkness, between dreams and reality… Thus, March 20 – International Day of Happiness also conveys the message that: Balance, Harmony is one of the keys to happiness.
“For different people, happiness can mean different things. We all recognize, however, that happiness means working to end conflict, poverty and other unlucky conditions, and so many of our fellow human beings currently live there. Happiness is not a frivolous thing, nor a luxury. Happiness is the deepest desire of every member of the human family. Happiness should not be denied to anyone and should belong to everyone. This aspiration is implicit in the commitment of the Charter of the United Nations to promote peace, justice, human rights, social progress and the improvement of living standards.
2013 The first year of the International Day of Happiness is celebrated and launched with Ndaba Mandela, grandson of late South African Presidents Nelson Mandela and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of US President Bill Clinton and US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the TedXteen convention in New York. The UN and the UN Foundation also organized ceremonies and celebrations.
2014 The second year of the International Day of Happiness was led by singer Pharrell Williams and the United Nations Foundation with the world’s first 24-hour music video for the song “Happy”. Citizens around the world were invited to create their own music video featuring the song to create the world’s first community-provided 24-hour music video.
2015 The third year of the International Day of Happiness is celebrated by Pharrell Williams, the United Nations and the United Nations Foundation in another global campaign. Pharrell Williams delivers a speech at the United Nations General Assembly, where he declares “Happiness is your birthright” and calls for action on climate change. Google has created a website, which has received more than 3.5 billion impression contributions. Google also launched a campaign where Pharrell appeared and danced randomly in the Google Hangouts (video conferencing) service.
After the announcement, the International Day of Happiness was supported by many countries around the world. To date, 193 member countries have responded and pledged to support this day through efforts to improve the quality of life, build a just society, develop sustainably, and bring happiness to people.
Vietnam is also one of the active countries in responding to the International Day of Happiness. The national motto of this country is Independence, Freedom, Happiness has become the national motto. In response to the International Day of Happiness launched by the United Nations, on December 26, 2013, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung issued Decision No. Happy March 20 every year. In 2014, for the first time, Vietnam organized the International Day of Happiness on the theme of Love and Sharing, bringing the message to everyone to love and share together in family, clan, in each community, among friends, comrades, in each a unit, agency or school, bringing happiness to themselves, their families and the community, contributing to the development of social security, achieving the goal of building a prosperous family, progressive, happy.
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