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UN Happiness Resolution

UN Happiness Resolution

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2011 Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly.
Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development
2011 Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly.
Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development

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United Nations
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/RES/65/309
General Assembly
Distr.: General25 August 2011
Sixty-fifth session
Agenda item 1311-42070
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Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
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without reference to a Main Committee (A/65/L.86 and Add.1)
]
65/309. Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development
The General Assembly
,
 Bearing in mind 
the purposes and principles of the United Nations,as set forthin the Charter of the United Nations,whichinclude the promotion of the economicadvancement and social progress of all peoples,
Conscious
that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,
Cognizant 
that happiness as a universal goal and aspiration embodies the spiritof the Millennium Development Goals,
 Recognizing 
that the gross domestic product indicator by nature was notdesigned to and does not adequatelyreflect the happiness and well-being of peoplein a country,
Conscious
that unsustainable patterns of production and consumption canimpede sustainable development, and recognizing the need for a more inclusive,equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainabledevelopment, povertyeradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples,
 Acknowledging 
the need to promote sustainable development and achieve theMillennium Development Goals,1.
Invites
Member States to pursue the elaboration of additional measuresthat better capture the importance of the pursuit of happiness and well-being indevelopment with a view to guiding their public policies;2.
Invites
those Member States that have taken initiatives to develop newindicators,and other initiatives,toshare information thereon withtheSecretary-General as a contribution to the United Nations development agenda,including the Millennium Development Goals;3.
Welcomes
the offer of Bhutan to convene during thesixty-sixth session of the General Assembly a panel discussion on the theme of happiness and well-being;4.
Invites
the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States andrelevant regional and international organizations on the pursuit of happiness and

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