The UN published a rating of states on the index of happiness. The first lines it occupied the Nordic countries, end of the list - African. Russia climbed to 49 place, while the United States fell by 14.
UN International Initiative Network for the development in the field of Sustainable Development published its annual report on the world happiness index of 2017 year, according to its official website. First place in the ranking of countries according to this indicator, replacing the second position to lead before Denmark was Norway.
The rating is based on 6 indicators: GDP per capita, healthy life, freedom, compassion, social security, as well as the level of corruption in government and business.
In addition to the Norwegians and the Danes in the top ten included Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden. The list is South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Syria, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic.
Our country has risen to a line with 49 56, approaching close to Italy and ahead of Belize, Japan and Lithuania.
Countries such as Germany, Britain and France occupy 16, 19 and 31 places, respectively. Ukraine located at 132 line, immediately after Sudan and Ghana.
It is noteworthy that in the ranking of the United States lose their positions. They fell with 13 to 14 place. The reason for this Network representatives to develop solutions in the field of sustainable development seen in the increase in inequality, mistrust and corruption. In their view, the coming to power in the United States, Donald Trump and his proposed economic and domestic policy measures could further worsen the situation.