The International Day of Happiness 2023 is fast approaching on the 20th of March 2023!
This wonderful campaign was first established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 to recognise the importance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of people around the world.
The purpose of the International Day of Happiness is to promote the idea that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal and to encourage individuals, organisations, and governments to take concrete steps to promote happiness in their societies.
The day aims to raise awareness about the importance of happiness and well-being and to promote activities and initiatives that contribute to greater happiness and well-being for people worldwide.
The International Day of Happiness is based on the recognition that happiness is not only a personal matter but also a social and economic one. The pursuit of happiness is therefore seen as an important aspect of sustainable development, and the day serves as a reminder of the need to create more equitable and sustainable societies that foster the well-being of all people.
Following the years of pandemic isolation, the theme for this years campaign is make it a point to be social!
Joanne is the editor for Workplace Wellbeing Professional and has a keen interest in promoting the safety and wellbeing of the global workforce. After earning a bachelor's degree in English literature and media studies, she taught English in China and Vietnam for two years. Before joining Work Well Pro, Joanne worked as a marketing coordinator for luxury property, where her responsibilities included blog writing, photography, and video creation.