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No one arabic countries listed in top-20 of the happiest countries

Mon, 20.03.2017 12:49



Norway has trumped Denmark as the world’s happiest country in a report that calls on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the wellbeing of citizens.

According to the World Happiness Report 2017, produced by the United Nations, the Nordic nations are the most content.

But there are absent arabic coutries in the list of first 20 with most happiest population.

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden rounded out the top 10 countries.

Germany was ranked 16th, the UK 19th and France 31st. The US dropped one spot to 14th. UAE is placed on 21, then with a big span follows Qatar and Kuwait.

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa, along with Syria and Yemen, were the least happy of the 155 countries ranked in the fifth annual report, released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) at the UN.

“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 adviser to the UN secretary general, said in an interview.

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Source: Arab.com.ua

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