Bhutan PM promotes link between happiness and sustainability at Rio +20

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Jigmi Thinley

Heads of state are sharing their views on a sustainable future for the planet at the UN's Rio+20 conference in Brazil.

Bhutan's Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley says he has a simple message to deliver: be happy. 

Instead of Gross National Product, Bhutan measures its developmental success by Gross National Happiness. The first pillar is promoting sustainable living, thus ensuring all life forms can survive. 

The Prime Minister spoke to UN Radio's Dianne Penn and Monica Grayley who are attending the conference. 

He explains why Bhutan's people are among the happiest in the world, and that achieving sustainability is not just about having the money to implement development programmes.

Duration: 4’02″

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