Vietnam co-organizes international day of happiness at UN headquarters
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 16:19:44
(VOVworld) - Vietnam in collaboration with Sao Tome and Principe and Palau held a ceremony to celebrate International Day of Happiness at the Headquarters of the United Nations (UN) on Sunday.
This year the event’s theme is “Happiness and Well-being in the UN 2030 Agenda: Achieving a New Vision of Sustainable Development for the People and the Planet”. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UN Nguyen Phuong Nga said the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development provides orientations for the creation of a better and happier world. The ambassador called on the international community to jointly build a basis of happiness for all people through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda programmes and other sustainable development goals which aim to reduce poverty and promote peace and justice. Ambassador Nga said the Vietnamese State considers the happiness of people the backbone of its policies and strategy.
In 2012, based on Bhutan’s initiative, the UN General Assembly approved a resolution to make March 20 the International Day of Happiness to stress the need for a more inclusive, equitable, and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and the well-being of all peoples.