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Conference on Happiness and Economic Development 10 to 12 August 2011 in Thimphu.

Hon’ble Lyonchen and Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Earth Institute, Colombia University are co-hosting a conference on Happiness and Economic Development from 10 to 12 August 2011 at the Convention Centre of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thimphu.

This Conference will complement the success achieved by Bhutan with the adoption of the Resolution on Happiness “ Happiness; towards a holistic approach to development” on 19th July, 2011 during the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly .

The outcome of the conference will be submitted to the UN Secretary General as an input for a Panel Discussion to be coordinated by Bhutan during the course of the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly next year, as a follow up of the resolution.

Given the importance of the subject matter, invitation has been sent to officials, member of the international community and a wide section of Bhutanese population. We request for support and cooperation in ensuring the success of the conference.

Request to kindly confirm participation to Ms. Sonam Tshomo at 323297.

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