World Happiness Report 2023

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World Happiness Report 2023

Recently the 11th edition of the World Happiness Report, 2023 was released by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

An overview of the news

  • The report says that between 2020 and 2022, the world will see a 'significant' increase in resilience.

  • Two significant events affected the world during this period – the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

  • According to the report, during this time of crisis, global citizens became increasingly philanthropic and built stronger social ties.

  • There are 25 percent more "charitable acts" worldwide in 2022 than before the pandemic.

Key Highlight of the report

Top Performing Countries

  • Finland continues to be the happiest country around the world for the sixth consecutive year. 

  • Denmark is at number two, followed by Iceland at number three.

Worst Performing Countries

  • Afghanistan is ranked as the unhappiest nation, followed by Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe respectively.

India’s Performance

  • India ranks 126 out of 136 countries, making it one of the least happy countries in the world.

  • In 2022, India was ranked 136 out of 146 countries.

  • India's neighbors ranked Sri Lanka (63), China (74) and Pakistan (108), among others.

About World Happiness Report

  • It has been published annually since 2012 by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

  • The ranking uses key factors to measure happiness - real GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, generosity and perceptions of corruption.

  • The report ranks global happiness based on survey data from people in more than 150 countries.

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