Sunday, April 3, 2011
UN Ranks Israel 15th Best Country in the World for Quality of Life
The United Nation’s has just released their annual Human Development Report, The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development. With what started in 1990, the Human Development Report, based on Human Development Index (HDI) ranks countries based on the belief that “people are the real wealth of a nation.” The UN Development Program’s rankings depend on a number of factors: life expectancy, mean years of schooling, and gross national income per capita. Development is defined as freedom for people to engage in a long, prosperous, and above all else, creative life.
This year, Israel is once again ranked number 15 in the world, sandwiched nicely between Finland and France (it is worth noting that a Newsweek study earlier this year gave Finland the top spot).
The highest honors this year go to Norway, with the United States coming in in the top 5.
For the complete list, click here.