for All, Ukraine

"To mark the 2022 HAPPINESS FOR ALL, UKRAINE International Day Of Happiness official theme, let us stand with Ukraine on the right side of history. Let us honor and pay tribute to those brave and resilient leaders on the front lines of the great global endeavor to advance freedom, democracy, and the happiness and well-being of all humanity, as called for in UN resolutions 65309: Happiness Towards a Holistic Approach to Development, UN 66281: International Day of Happiness, the UN Charter, and the first UN High Level Meeting on Happiness and Well-being: Defining A New Economic Paradigm.” - United Nations International Day of Happiness Founder Jayme Illien
UN Resolution 66/281UN Resolution 65/309



"To all people, all nations, all humanity,

  To all future generations,

  Advancing and achieving the United Nations' global goals for sustainable development by 2030 and the happiness, well-being and freedom of all life on earth by 2050, per UN 65309, UN 66281, and the 2012 UN High Level Meeting on Happiness and Well-being: Defining A New Economic Paradigm, requires that we stand with those courageous individuals, broadly unknown to humanity, and yet who willingly go forth to the front lines in the great battle for democracy, freedom, and against tyranny, autocracy, and enslavement, and ultimately on behalf of the happiness and well-being of all life on earth. Let us stand, with that great leader of all leaders, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, to defend and advance democracy, freedom, and the happiness of all humanity. We call on all people, all nations, and all of humanity to stand shoulder to shoulder with, behind, and if necessary, in front of the greatest leader of modern times - President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.

  If we lose democracy, if we lose freedom, there will be no global goals for sustainable development, and there will be no global happiness or well-being for all. So let the word go forth at this time and place in the great story of all of us, that the 2022 International Day of Happiness theme, Happiness For All, Ukraine, is a call to action to all people, all nations, the United Nations, and all humanity to stand with the people, government, and country of Ukraine, and ultimately, to stand for the happiness of all civilization, and all humankind."

- United Nations International Day Of Happiness Founder Jayme Illien


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 2022

1. Tell everyone.

Tell everyone about the International Day of Happiness and the Russian war against democracy, freedom, Ukraine, the United Nations, all of humanity, and all of civilization.

Tell everyone.

2. Do what makes you happy.

Do what makes you happy on this day and every day, and especially if you are a refugee from Ukraine or any country, or still in Ukraine fighting on the front lines for democracy, freedom, and happiness for all. As anyone in war knows, humor, laughter, and meditation can be the best ways to break the anxiety of conflict.

3. Give and spread happiness to others.

Give and spread happiness to others, especially refugees displaced and/or fleeing any country including Ukraine, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Myanmar, Venezuela, DR Congo, and more.

Give and Spread Happiness to Others.

4. Attend a World Happiness event.

Attend a World Happiness Week event such as the 10th World Happiness Report launch, and World Happiness Week by the World Happiness foundation.

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.

Share what makes you happy on social media, as well as information about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and others worldwide so people around the world and especially in Russia know the truth.

Use instagram hashtags #happinessforallukraine, #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 well-being of all peoples, such as Happytalism.