Finland has been crowned the world’s happiest country for the fifth consecutive year, according to a UN-sponsored annual survey. Afghanistan was named the world’s unhappiest country.
The most recent list was compiled prior to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Denmark is ranked second happiest on the list, followed by Iceland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
The index’s co-author, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, stated: ‘This serves as a clear reminder of the material and immaterial harm that war inflicts on its numerous victims.’
The World Happiness Report, currently in its tenth year, is based on self-reported happiness and economic and social data.
It assigns a happiness score between 0 and 10 based on an average of three years’ worth of data.