Global Dialogue for Happiness to discuss ‘Wellbeing Governments’

DUBAI, 8th February, 2019 (WAM) — At the third annual Global Dialogue for Happiness and Wellbeing, running from February 10 to 11 during the upcoming seventh edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2019), some of the world’s leading personalities in their respective fields will advance the global discourse on ‘wellbeing governments’ before an anticipated 500 participants across two days of talks, panels and forums.

Ohoud bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing, said of the occasion: “It is encouraging to witness that we are attracting such a world-class caliber of globally revered speakers to this year’s Global Dialogue for Happiness and Wellbeing, highlighting the patent worldwide interest in progressing and advancing this crucial aspect of governance in the modern day.

“Since its inception in 2017, the Dialogue has served as an incubator for the very best minds to come together and look at practical ways to develop societies for the betterment of the citizens that inhabit them. We live in such a globally-connected world today that the speeches, discussions and solutions emerging from these sessions at WGS go a long way in promoting wellbeing throughout the world, an area in which the UAE is considered a global leader.”

Al Roumi added: “As an integral part of the summit’s agenda, the Dialogue contributes greatly to the overall aim of showing how inspirational ideas and examples of positive government work from across the world come together at this summit to forge a brighter future for the international community.”

Three main pillars will emerge from the Global Dialogue for Happiness and Wellbeing this year. They include: How governments make policies for wellbeing, how urban design can achieve wellbeing, and wellbeing as an important economic sector and enabler of social mobility.

The World Government Summit 2019 will run from February 10 to 12 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. The landmark event is set to convene more than 4,000 participants from 140 countries, including heads of state and governments, as well as top-tier representatives of 30 international organizations.

WAM/Hatem Mohamed

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