Over the past seven years, the United Nations has been celebrating the International Day of Happiness every 20th of March. The Day of Happiness expresses that all people not regarding their nations, races, religions, ages, gender and so on deserves to be happy and to enjoy the benefits that come with happiness.
Happy people enjoy several benefits that emanate from the positive emotion they experience, these emotions are joy, gratitude, hope, pride, inspiration, love, etc. The International Day of Happiness was declared in the year 2012 so that issues that cause unhappiness can be duly addressed by the nations of the world.
As part of the efforts of the United Nations to address the issues responsible for sadness in the lives of people, the Sustainable Development Goals were put in place. The International Day of Happiness is meant to inspire nations to put in more action to end the several causes of sadness like poverty, ill-health, anger, inequality, hopelessness, violence and more.
The Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) celebrates this year’s International Day of Happiness and uses this opportunity to call on Governments and all Stakeholders to do all it takes to ensure the happiness of their people because the wellbeing of people will make them happy and in turn lead to a more peaceful society.