Paul McCartney participates to the International Day of Happiness

Friday, March 20, 2015

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From, March 20, 2015:

The United Nations Foundation and Pharrell Williams have teamed up to make this year’s International Day of Happiness really special. Today, Friday 20th March, everybody is invited to join a global ‘Happy Party’ online to spread happiness and increase awareness about climate change. […]

Paul was happy (sorry!) to get involved with the #HAPPYDAY campaign. You can watch him with wife Nancy dancing to the track below:

From Pharrell brings “Happy” message on climate change to the United Nations – Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth:

Pharrell brings “Happy” message on climate change to the United Nations

About 1,200 middle school children trudged through the latest snow storm to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday evening to hear hip hop singer and producer Pharrell Williams talk about climate change.

The United Nations sponsored the event, along the United Nations Foundation and MixRadio, to celebrate International Day of Happiness, established by the world organization in 2012. It transformed a normally conflict-focused, staid venue into a dramatically “happy” environment with a clear message: The next generation needs to pay attention to climate change.

“Protecting our planet is fundamental to the pursuit of human happiness,” Pharrell said, telling the enthusiastic crowd, “We only have one home and there’s climate change… If you don’t (take) care of your home, you don’t have a life, and we have to transition from climate change to climate action.”

The event also served as the launch for the “World’s Happiest Playlist” and a #HappySoundsLike Twitter campaign, which includes chair Cody Simpson, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, Rita Ora, John Legend and James Blunt. Environmentalists Philippe Cousteau and Sylvia Earle were on hand to show videos.

Just an hour before, Pharrell flipped the switch on the Empire State Building, turning the iconic building’s lights yellow as part of the International Day of Happiness observance.

“The International Day of Happiness has provided an opportunity to open up a real conversation on how we take positive action to battle the real threat climate change,” Robert Skinner, associate director of the U.N. Foundation’s New York Office, told CBS News. […]

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