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Finland has been named the happiest country in the world for the sixth year in a row; Brazil drops 11 places and ranks 49th world

view of Helsinki, the capital of Finland; The country has one of the highest GDPs per capita and is ‘the happiest in the world’ – Image: Ents Kalinins/Reuters

On Monday (20th), Finland was elected as the happiest country in the world for the sixth year in a row, according to the United Nations (UN) ranking.

a Brazil ranked 49thout of the list of 137 – In 2022, the country ranked 38th. Since 2016, when Brazil was ranked 16th, it has been losing ground in the rankings.

The UN ranking report for this year also highlighted Increase in brotherhood Ukraine.

See below some of the highlights of the ranking and who was at the top and bottom of the list:

  • The first – Finland
  • The second – Denmark
  • Third place – Iceland
  • Fourth – Israel
  • Fifth – Holland
  • XV – United States
  • 49 – Brazil
  • 52 – Argentina
  • 56 – Portugal
  • 64 – China
  • 133 – Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 134- Zimbabwe
  • 135- Sierra Leone
  • 136- Lebanon
  • 137- Afghanistan

The World Happiness Report, first published in 2012, looks at people’s own assessments of their own status, economic well-being, and social indicators.

Northern European countries completed the world’s happiest platform, with Denmark second and Iceland third. On the other hand, Ukraine rose from the 98th to the 92nd, in relation to the previous list, which was issued before the start of the Russian offensive.

“Ukraine’s level of well-being has fallen even lower than it was in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea, in part because of an extraordinary increase in fraternity,” Jean-Emmanuel de Neve, one of the report’s editors, said in a press release.

Despite “the magnitude of the suffering and the damage that has been inflicted UkraineAfter the Russian invasion in 2022, the UN says, there was “a much stronger sense of common purpose”.He added that the Ukrainian leadership has kindness and confidence, “compared to 2014.

In Ukraine, women dance to celebrate International Women’s Day in Kharkiv’s Freedom Square on March 8, 2023, in the midst of the Russian invasion. – Photo: Sergey Bobuk / AFP

The surprise in the list was Israel, which advanced five places and settled in fourth place..

In contrast, the Afghanistan is still at the bottom of the rankingIt is a position it has held since 2020 as the humanitarian crisis worsens since the Taliban returned to power in 2021, following the withdrawal of US-led forces.

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