The World Happiness Report was first published in 2012, by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) in partnership with the Ernesto Illy Foundation. It was launched at the UN on the International day of Happiness, March 20th and aims to measure how happy the citizens perceive themselves to be

The 7th World Happiness Report 2019 is published annually by the UNSDSN. The report measures 156 countries’ level of happiness. This year the focus is on happiness and the community and how happiness has evolved over the years. Additionally it shed light technologies, social norms, conflicts and government policies that have driven those changes

UAE in focus
  • UAE’s score increased by 0.051 points from last year (6.774) to become 6.825 compared to Finland (global leader) score of 7.769 • In terms of the
  • UAE Nationals Happiness the UAE ranked 14th with a score of (7.10) dropping by 3 ranks (11th ) from 2018
  • The UAE is ranked 21st globally dropping by one position from last year
  • The UAE is 1st in MENA region based on the report
  • The UAE is leading the GCC region followed by: Saudi Arabia (28), Qatar (29), Bahrain (37), and Kuwait (51)
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