"Well-Being for All: Towards A Universal Basic Right to Happiness"
Today, many people realize that happiness, not just wealth, is the ultimate goal of development and all societal endeavour. The emergence of studies on well-being as an indicator of development by Amartya Sen, the implementation of Gross National Happiness of and World Happiness Index marked this phenomenon. The challenge then is to ensure that happiness is not particular to the privileged. How do we make sure that happiness is accessible to everyone? Today there are many experts talking about universal basic income as a new framework for social welfare. However, if the goal of development is not merely wealth but happiness, then universal basic income is not adequate. In this context, the idea of universal basic income must be strengthened by the agenda for a universal basic happiness. Here culture, as the root and determining factor of happiness, plays a central role. Therefore, the question becomes, What kind of cultural design and policy that allows people to fulfil their happiness in this world? What guarantees that one's happiness does not interfere with the happiness of others?
Based on this consideration, this sub-theme will explore the following points:
- Best practices of public initiatives and cultural policies to realize well- being
- The challenges to achieve universal well-being based on public initiatives and cultural policies
- Identifyingtheactorsandstakeholdersinvariouspublicinitiativesand cultural policies to achieve well being
- How should we envision the future by 2030 and steps to achieve the target?
- The expected role of IFAC in overseeing the achievement of universal well-being based on public initiatives and cultural policies