We invite you to adopt and promote the SDG Pyramid to Happiness!
Please join Business and Sustainable Development Commission, with corporates such as Unilever, in a campaign to get 100 corporates in a ‘Better Business Better World’ to sign up before the UN General Assembly in September 2017 and Davos 2018.
Legendary musician and composer Quincy Jones, California
Master architect Frank Gehry and associate Meghan Lloyd, California
UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Panjaitan
Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Lokke Rasmussen
With Andrew Steer of World Resource Institute at UN General Assembly General Debate of the 72nd Session: 19 September 2017 to 25 September 2017.
James Wolfensohn, former President at World Bank
Joseph E. Stiglitz, recipient of Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
An American economist and a professor at Columbia University, co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president’s) Council of Economic Advisers.
Singapore Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth Ann Sim
with SDG Pyramid Playcards co-created by Singapore Nanyang & Hwa Chong students.
Swire Group Ainsley Mann
Mari Pangestu, President of United in Diversity, Leadership Council SDSN
UNICEF China representative Rana Flowers with colleagues, Beijing
"U Theory" author Otto Scharmer, Lili Xu Brandt and Cherie Nursalim at U.lab
Religions for Peace Dr William F. Vendley
with UID personnel Ake E. Murni, Martani Huseini and Fang Ming.
Victor Fung of Fung Group
CCTV Newscaster and WEF Young Global Leader Tianwei
Media Group Rerie Moerdijat
Cherie Nursalim introduces the SDG Pyramid to UNICEF China representative Rana Flowers, China
Screen and stage actress Jajang Pamuntjak, Jakarta
Indonesian Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro and UID President Mari Pangestu at Jakarta Happy Day 2017 Rally
Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro (second from right) and United In Diversity President Prof. Mari Pangestu (third from right) promoting SDG Pyramid for Happiness on Happy Day Rally in Jakarta, 19 March 2017.
Senior journalist and author Aristides Katoppo, Jakarta
Spiritual healer and teacher Luh Ketut Suryani, Bali
United In Diversity USA President Gouri Mipuri
Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former Prime Minister of Australia.
Ida Bagus Rai Dharmawijaya Mantra, Mayor of Denpasar
Cathrine Pia Lund, Director at Brand Norway
THE 2017 WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS – MARCH 20This 5th edition of the report will feature national country happiness rankings, accompanied by expert chapters on wellness and economic progress. The topics covered this year will range from Social Foundations of World Happiness; Growth and Happiness in China; ‘Waiting for Happiness’ in Africa; The Key Determinants of Happiness and Misery; Happiness at Work; and Restoring American Happiness. The report is being written by authors Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, John F. Helliwell, Haifang Huang, Richard Layard, Jeffrey Sachs, and Shun Wang. The China team is lead by Richard A. Easterlin and the Africa team is lead by Valerie Møller. LEARN MORE
20 March: International Happiness Day
A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that ‘progress’ should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy.
March 20 has been established as the annual International Day of Happiness and all 193 United Nations member states have adopted a resolution calling for happiness to be given greater priority.
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.
A Happy Day for Happiness Day | 19 March 2017 | Jakarta, Indonesia