UNGA Proclaims International Day of Happiness
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28 June 2012: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted a resolution proclaiming 20 March as the International Day of Happiness. UNGA President Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser proposed the draft resolution in a plenary meeting on 28 June 2012, on behalf of the Member States, who adopted the text by consensus.
In July 2011, the UNGA agreed to a proposal from Bhutan to note the inadequacy of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of the wellbeing of a people in a country, and invited States to elaborate additional measures for incorporating wellbeing into development policies and into the measurement of social and economic development. The latest Resolution follows on that invitation.
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