How the United Nations Resembles The Onion
Next Monday, the United Nations will implement Resolution 65/309, adopted unanimously by the General Assembly in July 2011, placing “happiness” on the global agenda.
The good news is this makes it seem as if the UN has a sense of humor; kind of a reverse parody of The Hunger Games.
The bad news is isn’t a joke and it comes from a notoriously self-referential and self-serious organization. The punch line:
Resolution 65/309 empowers the Kingdom of Bhutan to convene a high-level meeting on happiness as part of next week’s 66th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
The Honorable Rufus T. Firefly, leader of Freedonia, was sadly unavailable to host the gig.