Friday, March 20, 2015


"On this day, we are using the universal language of music to show solidarity with the millions of people around the world suffering from poverty, human rights abuses, humanitarian crises and the effects of environmental degradation and climate change" - Ban Ki-moon
Ahead of the International Day of Happiness, a host of superstars including Cody Simpson, Ed Sheeran, Charlie XCX and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, have teamed up with the United Nations and the world’s most personalised music streaming service, MixRadio, to launch a global music video to continue a weeklong campaign to mark International Day of Happiness, soundtrack 'Boom Clap' by Charli XCX (#HappySoundsLike)
The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness 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 United Nations invites Member States, international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities, and by sharing your happiest song on the HappySoundsLike website and also through Twitter at #HappySoundsLike.
The UN full playlist includes:
‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’ – James Brown and His Family (1964)
‘Kiss’ – Prince and The Revolution (1986)
‘Three Little Birds’ – Bob Marley and the Wailers (1977)
‘(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Jackie Brown (1967)
‘Independent Women Pt. 1’ – Destiny’s Child (2000)
‘Made to Love’ – John Legend (2013)
-- Read 'John Legend, Ed Sheeran Join U.N. to Create 'World's Happiest Playlist' on Rolling Stones

United Nations - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joins the #HappySoundsLike campaign and says "Be happy" in the six official languages of the UN to mark International Day of Happiness March 20, 2015. Ban nominated "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," by Stevie Wonder, as a song on the playlist."I wish everyone around the world a very happy International Day of Happiness! The pursuit of happiness is serious business. Happiness for the entire human family is one of the main goals of the United Nations."