The International Day of Happiness celebrates unity and calls on the international community to support the three pillars of sustainable development — social, economic and environmental. As the United Nations family sets out to identify the goals for an inclusive, people-centered Post-2015 Development Agenda with the eradication of poverty as its overarching objective, I invite Member States, international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to raise public awareness of the aspirations of human beings around the world. Happiness is a fundamental human goal, and improving public policies in countries that can contribute thereto is essential to promoting equitable societies for all.