16 Apr '12, 4pm

Measuring Happiness: A Global Happiness and Well Being Movement Launches

Measuring Happiness: A Global Happiness and Well Being Movement Launches

For the last two years, I have dedicating my life to a project called t he Happiness Initiative . Last week I was invited to participate in a meeting at the United Nations about this work. Here is a short synopsis. April marks the launch of a Global Well-being and Happiness movement. It all happened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. “Happiness?” You say, “in New York City? At the United Nations? You must be kidding. April Fools, right?” It’s no April Fools. On April 2, 2012, over 650 political, academic and civic leaders convened at a High Level Meeting called Wellbeing and Happiness: Defining a New Economic Paradigm. The meeting was brought to order and the movement called into being by Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley of Bhutan and Secretary-General Ki-moon of the United Nations. Both spoke of the dire need for the replacement of a money-based system, and ...

Full article: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/371-measuring-happiness...

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