Gross National Happiness

Gross National Happiness is Bhutan’s set of holistic guiding principles. It directs the government’s policies to ensure that each one meets GNH’s four pillars:

  • Pillar 1: Sustainable and Equitable Socio- Economic Development
  • Pillar 2: Conservation of the Environment
  • Pillar 3: Preservation and Promotion of Culture
  • Pillar 4: Good Governance.

Want to learn more about Bhutan and Gross National Happiness? – Please check out the references, below:

Video – Bhutan: The Kingdom Where GDP Is Measured In Happiness

The website of Bhutan’s Mission to the UN

You might also want to check out this 2008 National Geographic article: Bhutan’s Enlightened Experiment. Guided by a novel idea, the tiny Buddhist kingdom tries to join the modern world without losing its soul.