By DAVE DALY — The International Day of Happiness will get a boost from the music community as MixRadio, the United Nations, team up for the campaign called #HappySoundsLike.
On Friday, as a show of outreach for peace, music fans can post their favorite song under the hashtag #HappySoundslLke and share with people around the world.
“The United Nations is happy to be partnering with MixRadio to raise awareness of the International Day of Happiness,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. “On this day we are using the universal language of music to show solidarity with the millions of people around the world suffering from poverty, human rights abuses, humanitarian crises and the effects of environmental degradation and climate change.”
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Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, Charlize Theron, John Legend, James Blunt, and others have contributed to create the world’s happiest playlist, which will launch Friday.
Ban designated Stevie Wonder a UN Messenger of Peace in 2010 to advocate on behalf of persons with disabilities worldwide, and nominated his “Signed Sealed Delivered” to the #HappySoundsLike playlist.
Fronted by singer-songwriter Cody Simpson, the #HappySoundsLike campaign will reach a high note at the end of this week with an inspirational, international playlist created by artists, and thoughtful listeners worldwide.
Music fans can post the song that makes them the happiest with the hashtag #HappySoundsLike. On Friday, Cody Simpson will spotlight five track submissions to be included within the official playlist.
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, International Day of Happiness acknowledges that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal. In its 70th anniversary year, the U.N. will be undertaking several campaigns to help achieve this goal.
The campaign officially launches with the release of a global video, featuring a host of the stars singing along to raise awareness of the campaign.
The playlist has been created by MixRadio and will be available at www.happysoundslike.com