Norway has been ranked as the world's happiest nation in a UN sponsored survey. It pushed last year's leader, Denmark, into second place with Iceland coming third. Yesterday (20/03) was International Day of Happiness.

Voice actors who play the “Smurfs” in an animated movie joined UN officials on Saturday to celebrate the International Day of Happiness and launch a campaign to promote a more peaceful, equitable and healthy world.

The small blue cartoon characters will encourage children, young people and adults to learn about and support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The SDGs aim to end extreme poverty, protect the planet and give all people the chance to enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Voice actors for Small Smurfs Big Goals SDG campaign for the International Day of Happiness at the UN Secretariat (L-R) Mandy Patinkin, Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello. UN Photo.

Source: UN radio

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