Our Demands


Every human has the right to laugh and to make others laugh.


The right to laugh and to make others laugh should be explicitly recognised by the UN General Assembly and included in the Charter of Human Rights.


All governments and religious communities should recognise the right of all humans to humour and laughter. They should refrain from any form of ban on humour or laughter, and from persecuting those who laugh or make others laugh.


Laughter and humour should not be employed to wound or defame weaker, disadvantaged or threatened individuals or groups.


More scientific research should be carried out into the use of humour and laughter for therapeutic purposes. Laughter and humour should be recognised by health insurance companies and employed in medical and therapeutic contexts for physical and medical healing.


Social institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, children’s homes and institutions for disadvantaged people should all have at least one trained clown at their disposal.


Every country, every city and every village should organise at least one laughter day a year, on which people are expressly invited to enjoy a laugh and forget their worries.


Every country, every city and every community should promote laughter and humour in the public sphere – for instance by encouraging people to smile at each other on public transport, or by putting up a ‘laughument’ (a statue of someone famous person for making people laugh) for every monument of a warlord.


Laughter and humour should not be forbidden in educational institutions. Instead, shared laughter should be encouraged in everyday life in schools and other educational institutions, and laughter and humour should be included on school and university curricula.


Each business, each office and each public authority should undertake to employ regular humour and laughter coaching for their staff, to make the workplace more human and to protect staff from burnout and illness.


The request to change the world with your laughter should be communicated daily by media, businesses and organisations all over the world via social media platforms, TV and radio spots, advertisements, posters and billboards.


All people should start smiling – to themselves, and at those in their immediate vicinity – doing their bit with their smiles to make the world a happier and better place.