NOR­WAY

Nordic coun­tries are the most con­tent; Mid­dle East­ern, African the least

New Straits Times - - World -

NEW YORK

NOR­WAY dis­placed Den­mark as the world’s hap­pi­est coun­try in a new re­port re­leased yes­ter­day that called on na­tions to build so­cial trust and equal­ity to im­prove the well­be­ing of their cit­i­zens.

The Nordic na­tions are the most con­tent, ac­cord­ing to the World Hap­pi­ness Re­port 2017, pro­duced by the Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment So­lu­tions Net­work (SDSN), a global ini­tia­tive launched by the United Na­tions in 2012.

Coun­tries in sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa, along with Syria and Ye­men, are the least happy of the 155 coun­tries ranked in the fifth an­nual re­port re­leased at the UN.

“Happy coun­tries are the ones

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