PRIME MINISTER OF BHUTAN ON HAPPINESS
General Assembly of the United Nations; New York, USA
2011, 11 min 20 sec
A speech by Lyonchoen Jigmi Yoezer Thinley, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bhutan, at the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. The tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan drew international attention a few years back for saying gross national happiness should trump gross domestic product when measuring a nation’s progress. If you’re going to prioritize happiness, the Bhutanese thinking goes, you’d better include the environment and mental well-being in your calculations.