Videos from the 2018 Global Happiness Policy Report Launch

Published: 16 Feb 2018

The first volume of the Global Happiness Policy Report was presented at World Government Summit held in Dubai on February 10, 2018. Watch videos of the launch event and talks by the authors of the report.

The 2018 Global Happiness Policy Report Launch
Watch Prof. Jeffrey Sachs and Prof. John Helliwell’s session exploring how governments can benefit from the first-ever Global Happiness Policy Report.

The Human Values Of Happiness - WGS 2018 - Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky
People who counted their blessings once a week became happier over time, while people who did that three times [a week] did not experience happiness at all,” Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky elaborates on the importance of quality over quantity.

WGS17 Sessions: What is the Future of Happiness?
Moderator Richard Quest of CNN explores the future of happiness with professor Jeffery Sachs, Economist and Director of the Earth Institute and Professor John Helliwell, Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute in addition to Sir Richard Layard, Economist and Programme Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.

Happiness Meter: The Dubai Experience
How does Dubai tackle citizen happiness and wellbeing? Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, answered during the Global dialogue for Happiness.

Why Should Governments Take Psychological Well-Being Seriously
How essential is psychological well-being to citizen’s happiness and why should governments be taking it seriously? Prof. Ed Diener, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, answered these questions during the Global Dialogue for Happiness, 2017.

WGS17 Sessions: Power of Being Positive
Professor Martin Seligman, Founder of Positive Psychology, explores the power of being positive.

How’s Life: The OECD Framework
Carrie Exton, Policy Analyst at the OECD, shared life insights inspired by the OECD Framework.