The world’s top three happiest countries are led by women

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The world’s top three happiest countries are led by women


Women’s Agenda

The top three countries with the happiest populations were led by women, the latest World Happiness Report has revealed.

Finland, led by Prime Mininster Sanna Marin, was crowned as the happiest population in the world. The Scandinavian country of 5.5 million has topped the world for six years, according to the standards laid out by the report, which was released earlier this week in conjunction with International Day of Happiness — a UN initiative that commenced in July 2012 to promote the global “pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal.”

Coming in second place was Denmark, whose Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has served as leader since June 2019. Third place went to yet another Scandinavian country — Iceland, whose Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir has been in the role since 2017.

Other top-ranking countries led by women include Sweden (ranked sixth) with Magdalena Andersson serving as Prime Minister from November 2021 to October 2022, New Zealand (ranked 10th) with Jacinda Ardern, who stepped down from the role earlier this year, and Lithuania (ranked 20th) with Ingrida Šimonytė, Prime Minister of Lithuania since December 2020. 

Click here to read the full article published by Women’s Agenda on 21 March 2023.

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