“It has been over ten years since the first World Happiness Report was published. And it is exactly ten years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/281, proclaiming 20 March to be observed annually as International Day of Happiness. Since then, more and more people have come to believe that our success as countries should be judged by the happiness of our people. There is also a growing consensus about how happiness should be measured. This consensus means that national happiness can now become an operational objective for governments. [The World Happiness Report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, powered by the Gallup World Poll data.] For the sixth year in a row, Finland is the world’s happiest country.
- Executive Summary
- Chapter 1 The Happiness Agenda: The Next 10 Years
- Chapter 2 World Happiness, Trust and Social Connections in Times of Crisis
- Chapter 3 Well-being and State Effectiveness
- Chapter 4 Doing Good and Feeling Good: Relationships Between Altruism and Well-being for Altruists, Beneficiaries, and Observers
- Chapter 5 Towards Well-Being Measurement with Social Media Across Space, Time and Cultures: Three Generations of Progress