Vietnam Up 2 Places in World Happiness Report

Finland continues to lead the list of the happiest countries in the world in 2022; Vietnam continues to improve its ranking, increasing 2 places.
March 27, 2022 | 22:15

In the ranking of the happiest countries in the world in 2022, Vietnam is up to two 77th positions compared to 2021.

World Happiness Report 2022: Vietnam Up 2 Ranks
Hanoi is a city for peace. In the World Happiness Report (WHR) 2022, Vietnam upgraded to the 77th, up to two more places on the 2021 result. Photo: Cong Thuong News

The World Happiness Report (WHR) 2022 was published two days before the International Day of Happiness (March 20).

The standards to evaluate "Happiness" are based on life expectancy, health, per capita income, social support in difficult times, corruption, social trust, community generosity, and freedom.

The above indicators are compiled from more than 150 countries, conducted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, with data collected from Gallup World.

The top 10 happiest countries globally are Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Israel, and New Zealand.

Finland, a country of 5.5 million people with many forests and lakes, is well known for its good public services, trust in the government, low crime and inequality levels.

Compared to 2021, Vietnam has increased its status two ranks, from 77th in 2021; Vietnam stood at 83rd on happiness rating in 2020.

Kindness amid pandemic

The happiness report for 2022 highlights that the anxiety and stress index has decreased in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, in 2020, this index increased by 8%, while in 2021, the data shows that it only increased by 4%, compared with the same time before the pandemic.

This year's report found one piece of positive news amid growing global unrest that is compassion between people. "Activities that contribute to charity, helping strangers or volunteering appear more and more in all regions of the world, compared to before the pandemic and in 2020," said John Helliwell, founding editor of the report, told CNN.

The happiness report was dedicated to the International Day of Happiness. The United Nations decided to take March 20 every year to celebrate the International Day of Happiness at the proposal of Bhutan, which is recognized as the happiest country in the world.

The International Day of Happiness was officially announced in June 2012.

Until today, 193 member countries, including Vietnam, have pledged to support, act and make more efforts to build a happy world and improve the quality of life.

World Happiness Report 2022: Vietnam Up 2 Ranks
Vietnamese kids are so happy. Photo: One Sky

In 2013, the Prime Minister issued a decision approving the project "Organizing activities on the occasion of the International Day of Happiness March 20 every year" to develop social security, build a prosperous, progressive and happy Vietnamese family and respond to the International Day of Happiness on March 20, launched by the United Nations.

The action has excellent significance in social security development and building a prosperous, progressive and happy Vietnamese family.

It also raises awareness about the International Day of Happiness, from which to take concrete and practical actions to build a happy family and a happy Vietnamese community.

Furthermore, the event calls for the cooperation and assistance of domestic and foreign organizations and individuals for activities on International Day of Happiness (March 20).

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