for All, Democracy

UN Resolution 66/281UN Resolution 65/309




To serve as a beacon of light, inspiration, and hope for all who aspire to live happy and fulfilling lives.

We achieve this by selecting the official #InternationalDayOfHappiness annual theme and announcing the annual tradition: Ten Steps to Global Happiness. And by working to promote and advance:


  1. Happiness as a fundamental human right and goal for all
  2. Happiness as a universal aspiration in the lives of all
  3. Happiness as a way of living, being, and serving communities and society
  4. Happiness as a north star for individuals, communities, governments, and society.
  5. Happiness path toward achieving the sustainable development goals
  6. Happiness as a “new paradigm’ for human development
  7. Worldwide celebration of the international day of happiness that is democratic, diverse, organic, and inclusive

10 Steps to Global Happiness for 2023

1. Tell everyone.

Tell Everyone about the United Nations International Day of Happiness is the first step in the Ten Steps To Global Happiness. The International Day of Happiness was created based on democratic values, ideals, and the principle of “We the people,” and is a gift to all of humanity, promoting a worldwide, natural, and organic celebration of happiness for all 8 billion members of the global human family.

Tell everyone.

2. Do what makes you happy.

Do What Makes You Happy is the second step in the annual #TenStepsToGlobalHappiness with the purpose of emphasizing self love and personal happiness in all dimensions. Do what makes you happy today and every day.

3. Give and spread happiness to others.

Step 3 emphasizes that giving, benevolence, and service to others are known worldwide as fundamental keys to happiness.

Give and Spread Happiness to Others.

4. Attend a World Happiness event.

Attend a World Happiness Week event such as the virtual launch of the annual World Happiness Report or the World Happiness Fest in Miami!

5. Celebrate.

Step 5 is to create your own #InternationalDayofHappiness or World Happiness Week celebration. Promote it on Social Media, put out a Press Release, let the world know about your Happiness Day event!


6. Share what makes you happy on Social Media.

Use instagram hashtags #happinessforalldemocracy, #tenbillionhappy, #internationaldayofhappiness, #happinessday, #choosehappiness, #createhappiness, or #makeithappy to spread happiness!

7. Promote the Resolutions.

Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development

International Day of Happiness

8. Advance the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

9. Enjoy Nature.

Step 9 is to get outside, enjoy nature, and connect with the environment. Some ideas are going for a hike, going to the park, visiting lakes and natural sites to get in touch with nature. Research studies from around the world have proven that spending time with nature increases happiness and well-being levels.

10. Adopt Happytalism.

Step 10 is to adopt and spread a more holistic, inclusive, equitable, and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness, and the wellbeing of all peoples – such as Happytalism – to advance happiness as a fundamental human right and goal, to achieve the global goals for sustainable development, and ultimately, the happiness, wellbeing, and freedom of all life on earth.