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International Day of Happiness - Measuring Well-Being: Quick Guide

International Day of Happiness

The General Assembly has proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness (resolution 66/281) recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world, and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives. 

The research on well-being - sometimes called happiness studies - can be found in a wide-range of fields including economics, business, psychology, sociology, political science, and education.  

Start your search for books and journal articles with these multi-discplinary databases:

Search Tip

Try using these keywords when searching for books and articles:

  • Quality of Life
  • Well-being
  • Eudemonia (term used by Aristotle)
  • Positive psychology
  • Happiness

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This guide is intended to provide delegates and UN Secretariat Staff with selected content from both UN and non-UN sources. It references third-party web sites, books and articles. It does not imply the endorsement of the content by the United Nations.

Access to electronic Resources

Books and articles can be accessed online within the UN Headquarters. Articles can be delivered to permanent mission by e-mail upon request.

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Measuring Well-Being