Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro Supports Indonesian Youth Action Forum 2017

Indonesian Minister of National Planning and Development Bambang Brodjonegoro and President of United In Diversity (UID) Mari Pangestu at Indonesian Youth Action Forum 2017 organised by UID in Jakarta, October 2017.

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.


HSH Prince Albert of Monaco

HSH Prince Albert of Monaco at World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos, holding the SDG Pyramid chart.

Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank

Kristalina Georgieva, Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, holding the SDG Pyramid Chart at World Economic Forum 2018 in Davos.

Alicia Barcena and Jean Todt


Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary, United Nations, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Carribean and Jean Todt, FIA President 

Cathrine Pia Lund, Director at Brand Norway

Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR

The SDG Pyramid at SDSN Hong Kong launch

The Happiness SDG Pyramid displayed at the SDSN Hong Kong Launch event on January 8th, 2018 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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

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  • 01

    "United in Diversity" Leaders Roundtable with International Chamber of Commerce and Tsinghua University 

    All day
    Talstrasse 1, 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland

     “Transformative Shared Value Leadership leveraging on Innovation, Finance and Digital platform for our Sustainable Future”

    World Economic Forum …[Read more]

  • 01

    SDG Pyramid @Presencing Happiness | U. Lab Hub, Beijing, China

    All day
    Beijing, China
    Bei Jing Shi Ren Min Zheng Fu, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China

    The event combined SDG Playcards with U Theory tools to guide the audience to practice how to get happiness through deep listening. We also introduced the concept of …[Read more]

  • 01

    SDG Happiness Movement - "Happy Day 1000"

    06:00 -10:00
    Jl. Kota Bumi
    Jl. Kota Bumi, Kb. Melati, Tanah Abang, Kota Jakarta Pusat, DKI Jakarta 10230, Indonesia

    “Happy Day” @Jakarta Car Free Day holds Happy Walk, Happy Dance, Happy FlashMob, Happy Moment Sharing, Happy Play and Happy Pyramid.

    06:00-10:00. Open for …[Read more]

  • 01

    SDG Pyramid Launch Side Event | Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka, Malaysia

    08:00 -20:00
    Melaka, Malaysia

    Our Shared Heritage
    Date: Sunday, 19 th March 2017
    Time: 10am – 4pm | Venues: Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum No. 48 & 50 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock & NUS …[Read more]

  • 01

    Kinokuniya Jakarta - SDG Pyramid Play

    14:00 -16:00
    Plaza Senayan Mall, Jl. Asia Afrika No.8, Gelora, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta City, Jakarta 10270, Indonesia

    SDG Pyramid event celebrating United Nations International Day of Happiness 2017.

    Kinokuniya Bookstore / Plaza Senayan – Jakarta / 19 March 2017 / 14:00-16:00


This 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.



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.

Source > International Day of Happiness official website.

A Happy Day for Happiness Day | 19 March 2017 | Jakarta, Indonesia