The United Nations has released World Happiness Report 2020. The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. The report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. This is the 8th edition of the World Happiness Report. The special focus of World Happiness Report 2020 was on “environments for happiness” which emphasizes more specifically on social environments for happiness, as reflected by the quality of personal social connections and social institutions.
The World Happiness Report 2020 covers the period of 2017-2019 and analyses the countries on following 6 variables:
- GDP per capita
- Social support
- Healthy life expectancy
- Freedom to make life choices
- Perceptions of corruption
Ranking of countries as per World Happiness Report 2020:
8. New Zealand
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.