Join the Asia Pacific launch to discuss findings of World Happiness Report 2024

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Researchers, policymakers and members of the public interested in the science of happiness are invited to join a live discussion of the findings of the World Happiness Report in 2024.

The free webinar, co-hosted by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the University of Oxford’s Wellbeing Research Centre, will examine insights through an Asia-Pacific regional lens.

Prof Shun Wang, Senior Associate Professor at the International Business School Suzhou in Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and an Editor of the World Happiness Report, will moderate the event on Thursday 21 March 2024 (8.00am GMT / 1.30pm IST / 4.00pm CST (check your local time here).

Speakers will include:

  • Oxford Research Fellow, Dr Wanying Zhou, discussing child and adolescent wellbeing findings from the 2024 report;

  • Independent researcher, Dr Shobhit Srivastava, on life satisfaction among older adults in India.

  • Associate Professor of Psychology and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research on Successful Ageing at Singapore Management University, Dr William Tov.

  • Professor and Chair of Wellbeing and Public Policy at the Wellington School of Business and Government, Prof Arthur Grimes.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to reserve their free space via Zoom.

The 2024 edition of the World Happiness Report examines focuses on happiness ‘through the ages’, with: a closer look at wellbeing among children and young people across different global regions; an examination of the wellbeing impact of dementia among older generations; and an analysis of happiness across ageing groups within India’s 1.4billion+ population.

Further launch events are being held at the headquarters of Gallup (Washington DC), whose Gallup World Poll powers the World Happiness Report, and at the World Happiness Summit (London).

The World Happiness Report is a partnership of Gallup, the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and the WHR’s Editorial Board, and is considered the world’s foremost publication on global happiness.