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International Day of Happiness

March 20 has been established as the International Day of Happiness. Check out Daniel Sgroi's new blogpost on 'Measuring Historical Happiness'

CAGE researcher Daniel Sgroi discusses 'Measuring Historical Happiness' in this new blog post, written to highlight happiness issues in support of the International Day of Happiness.

This blog post draws on research which has recently been published in 'Understanding Happiness', a new report from the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy which is intended to enhance understanding of how wellbeing of individuals and societies is affected by myriad forces. The report considers ways to rethink traditional aims and definitions of socioeconomic progress.

To see the full report please click here 

More about the International Day of Happiness

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries.

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.