Monday, March 20, 2017

Norway Now World's Happiest Country

Norway has displaced Denmark as the world's happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the wellbeing of their citizens.

The Nordic nations are the most content, according to the World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012.

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa, along with Syria and Yemen, are the least happy of the 155 countries ranked in the fifth annual report released at the United Nations.

"Happy countries are the ones that have a healthy balance of prosperity, as conventionally measured, and social capital, meaning a high degree of trust in a society, low inequality and confidence in government," Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the SDSN and a special advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General, said in an interview.

The aim of the report, he added, is to provide another tool for governments, business and civil society to help their countries find a better way to wellbeing.

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden rounded out the top ten countries.

South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic were at the bottom (thank God we didn’t make this. Oh Nigerians strong people despite all)

Germany was ranked 16, followed by the United Kingdom (19) and France (31). The United States dropped one spot to 14.

8 comments:

  1. We should also pray for the betterment of our country(Nigeria).

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  2. Recession has brought us down ⬇

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  3. When will nigeria get to these post?

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  4. Nigeria need to wise up at at his point

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  5. Norway is indeed a peaceful part and i think they deserve it. Use it well

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