A Wellbeing Forum And One Of The Most Interesting World Leaders

“…German Chancellor Angela Merkel as ‘the most interesting world leader on this,’ citing a wellbeing forum she held in 2013…The report highlights efforts by her and other governments to track happiness, such as a grant won by the city of Santa Monica, California to study happiness among its citizens and an open letter written by Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to United Arab Emirates federal employees.

Jeffrey Sachs, another co-author of the paper and the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, said he hopes U.N. members will include some measures of happiness when they meet in September, 2015 to adopt Sustainable Development Goals. ‘I’m actually optimistic that we’ll get there,’ he said.”



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