On June 28, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly established March 20 as the International Day of Happiness, and invited people of all ages, as well as schools, businesses and governments to join in the celebration of the chosen special date.
The UN has also created the Global Happiness Council to assist governments in the implementation of policies aimed at promoting happiness and wellbeing by means of scientific research and surveys.
We don’t know if these initiatives are being successful or not, but we definitely want to join in the effort.
You may wonder, what’s the use of making the international day of this or that? But according to the UN, these special days promote awareness and calls of attention about unsolved problems in different societies so that public awareness and the pressure of citizenship moves governments and states to act.
In 2015 the UN also launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals to put an end to poverty, reduce inequality and protect our planet, three important aspects for our happiness and wellbeing. Sustainability is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, ensuring a balance among economic growth, the protection of natural environment and social welfare.
Check this fun video in which The Smurfs explain the importance of the project.