The 3rd International Conference on Gross National Happiness Conference 2007, Nongkhai & Bangkok, Thailand

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เว็บไซต์ GNH ของเราเปิดพื้นที่เนื้อหาภาษาไทยแล้ว
ท่านสามารถเข้าได้จากเมนูหลัก "ไทย" หรือจากลิงค์ด้านล่างนี้

 



"I feel that there must be some convergence among nations on the idea of what the primary objective of development and progress should be - something Gross National Happiness seeks to bring about".

                    H.M. Jigme Khesar Wangchuck



Bangkok, 15 January 2008: “GNH3” ORGANIZERS SEND OPEN LETTER TO DR. STIGLITZ AND DR. AMARTYA SEN
GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS ON THE GLOBAL AGENDA?

PRESS RELEASE

 

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Bangkok, 15 January 2008 - The Organizers of the Third International Conference on Gross National Happiness “GNH3” learned with excitement, high expectations and in a critical mood that President Nicolas Sarkozy of France approached Nobel laureates in Economics Dr. Joseph Stiglitz and Dr. Amartya Sen to advise him on redefining “progress”.

 

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) continues to guide governments and investors on how to measure economic growth. A new standard should be designed to give direction to development and social transformation.

 

The formulation of global, national and local Happiness or Well-being Indexes was the aim of the Third International Conference on Gross National Happiness held in Nongkhai and Bangkok, Thailand, 22-28 November 2007.

 

In an OPEN LETTER the Organizers of GNH3 make an appeal for strengthening and initiating free and open partnerships towards the formulation of a new way of calculating progress.  In particular the experiences of (small) developing countries, and “least developed countries” should be included in a new consensus.

 

The Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation founded in Thailand by Sulak Sivaraksa is coordinating preparations for follow-up activities based on multi-stakeholder exchanges during the GNH3 conference.

 

For news on the GNH3 conference and its follow-up please visit the conference website www.gnh-movement.org

 

Contact:          Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation

 

                        Wallapa and Hans van Willenswaard

                        hans@gnh-movement.org

                        wallapa@suan-spirit.com

                        Tel. (66) (0) 2 222 5698

                        Mobile (66)(0) 81 406 2260

 

                        Suan Nguen Mee Ma Co Ltd (GNH3 Conference Organizer)

                        113-115 Fuang Nakorn Road (Opp. Wat Rajabopit)

                        Bangkok 10200

                        THAILAND

 

 

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