Friday, March 20, 2015

Be Happy Today

On March 20, the world marks the International Day of Happiness, established by the United Nations to celebrate and promote “the happiness and well-being of all peoples.”


Last year, the United Nations Foundation partnered with Grammy-Award winning artist Pharrell Williams, to promote the International Day of Happiness and raise awareness and funds for the UN’s humanitarian work. People joined in from more than 70 countries, and the hashtag #HappyDay reached more than 330 million people.

International Day of Happiness 2015
This year, in honor of the United Nations International Day of Happiness, the UN Foundation and Pharrell Williams will host an event at the UN headquarters with local middle school students to spread happiness and drive action to fight climate change. Speakers at the event include Pharrell Williams, Philippe Cousteau, Sylvia Earle --two leading experts on climate action; and UN leaders.


On March 20 throughout the day the UN Foundation and Pharrell Williams will spread happiness across the internet through full day of digital programming including but not limited to Twitter chats, Google+ hangouts, and social media activations.



Digital Activation: The World’s Largest Happy Party

With support from Google, the UN Foundation and Pharrell Williams will host
the world’s largest online “Happy Party.” On the International Day of Happiness, everyone can log onto globalhappyparty.com and upload their own photos that will be transformed into an animated gif to the tune of the Grammy-Award winning song, “Happy.”



Happy Planet, Happy People

The UN Foundation and Pharrell Williams will drive supporters to sign the Live Earth Petition, rallying 1 billion people to demand world leaders to commit to tackling climate change at the climate summit in December, when leaders from every country will meet in Paris to make climate action a global priority.

To protect people, we need to protect our planet. Climate change is a threat to many of life’s basic needs: water, food, shelter, and safety. It multiplies these threats, and exacerbates economic, social and environmental crises.



Follow the International Day of Happiness conversation:
#HappyDay | #HappyPlanet www.globalhappyparty.com

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