Media round up on the World Happiness Report 2021

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In observance of the U.N. International Day of Happiness on March 20, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University (CSD), and partners of the World Happiness Report (WHR) hosted a launch of the 2021 World Happiness Report. As we are living through an exceptional time dealing with the widespread effects of the pandemic, this year's World Happiness Report discussed world happiness during COVID-19.

For media inquiries on the WHR 2021 please reach out to media@unsdsn.org or Kyu Lee at klee@ei.columbia.edu.

# Global

Happiness Report: World shows resilience in face of COVID-19
AP, March 19, 2021

Finland ranked happiest country in the world - again
BBC News, March 19, 2021

Finland was the world's happiest country again last year despite Covid-19's impact
NBC News, March 19, 2021

Finland remains world's happiest country for the 4th year in a row - even during a pandemic
CBS News, March 19, 2021

This country has just been named the happiest in the world
CNN, March 19, 2021

This country is the happiest in the world, even during the coronavirus pandemic
Fox News, March 19, 2021

The 20 Happiest Countries in the World in 2021
Forbes, March 19, 2021

Best of Times, Worst of Times? Three Takeaways From This Year's World Happiness Report
Forbes, March 24, 2021

Pursuing Happiness in a Digital World
Forbes, March 27, 2021

Finland Defends Title as World's Happiest Nation in 4th Straight Win
Bloomberg, March 19, 2021

The pandemic has changed the shape of global happiness
The Economist March 20, 2021

Did Happiness Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic
Gallup, March 19, 2021

World Happiness Report is out, with a surprising picture of global resilience
Washington Post, March 23, 2021

Breakingviews - Capitals Call: Happiness survives the crisis
Reuters, March 22, 2021

How 'happiest country' tag has burnished Finland's tourism appeal, and even won over some skeptical Fins
South China Morning Post, March 22, 2021

This is the Happiest Country in the World, New Study Finds
MSN News, March 21, 2021

Experts from 2020's happiest country available to comment on this year's World Happiness Report
Newswise, March 18, 2021

One Team is Measuring How The World Measures Happiness, For the Better
Inverse, March 10, 2021

The World's Happiest Country of 2021 Has Been Revealed
Refinery 29, March 28, 2021

Finland retains top spot in global happiness index
Yahoo News, March 19, 2021

Fins crowned world's happiest for 4th consecutive year
Yahoo News, March 20, 2021

9 out of 10 happiest countries in the world are in Europe
Quartz, March 21, 2021

Which Country's Citizens Are Considered the Happies in the World
Entrepreneur, March 19, 2021

Finland is Still the Happiest Country in the World - See the Full 2021 Ranking
Travel & Leisure, March 22, 2021

How Finland embraced being the 'world's happiest nation'
Phys.org, March 20, 2021

The country that tops the World Happiness Report even during a pandemic
CEO Magazine, March 22, 2021

Happiness: A new paradigm for measurement in the corporate sector
People Matters, March 27, 2021

The World Happiness Report is Giving You Something to Smile About
Well+Good, March 27, 2021

The happiest countries in the world have been revealed
Women&Home, March 27, 2021

Can you guess which is the happiest country in the world?
Time Out, March 29, 2021

# Australia

New report ranks the world's happiest countries during the pandemic
Sydney Morning Herald, March 20, 2021

These are the happiest nations in the world in 2021, according to the United Nations
Vogue Australia, March 23, 2021

Finland retains title as happiest country
Riverine Herald, March 19, 2021

# Austria

"2021 World Happiness Report": Austria in 10th place
Vienna Online, March 21, 2021

# Bahrain

Bahrain Third in Arab World On World Happiness Report
News of Bahrain, March 20, 2021

Hats off, Bahrain
Gulf Digital News, March 22, 2021

# Bangladesh

Bangladesh up 6 notches on happiness index
Dhaka Tribune March 19, 2021

# Canada

Canada ranks 15th in the latest World Happiness Report
CTV News, March 19, 2021

Expert: Canada ranks 15th in latest World Happiness Report
McGill Newsroom, March 19, 2021

Canada drops out of top 10 in latest World Happiness Report
Global News Canada, March 22, 2021

Canada falls to its lowest point ever in World Happiness Report
Daily Hive, March 22, 2021

# Croatia

Croatia leaps big in World's Happiest Countries rankings
Croatia Week, March 20, 2021

World Happiness Report on Croatia: How Did Country Jump to 23rd Place?
Total Croatia News, March 28, 2021

# Czech Republic

Czech Republic passes United States in 2021 World Happiness Index
Expats CZ, March 20, 2021

Czech Republic Rises To 18th in World Happiness Rankings
Brno Daily, March 24, 2021

# Costa Rica

Costa Rica the happiest Latin American country, World Happiness Report says
Tico Times, March 19, 2021

# Ghana

Ghanaians are 7th happiest in Africa, 95th globally
Ghana Web

# Greece

The world's happiest countries in 2021 - Where is Greece?
Greek City Times, March 25, 2021

# India

Finland defends title as world's happiest nation in 4th straight win
Hindustan Times, March 19, 2021

India is the fourth least happiest country in a year of lockdowns, deaths and working from home
Business Insider India, March 19, 2021

World Happiness Report: India Ranks 139 out of 149
Hindu Business Line, March 20, 2021

India ranks 139 in World Happiness Report, Pakistan happier at 105: Here's list of 20 happiest nations
Mint, March 20, 2021

International Day of Happiness: Here is Why We Observe Happiness
NDTV, March 19, 2021

International Day of Happiness 2021: Know theme, history, and other details
DNA, March 20, 2021

World Happiness Report 2021: India ranks 139 out of 149; Pakistan, Bangladesh, China happier, Finland happiest
National Herald, March 20, 2021

World Happiness Report 2021: Chinese, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis are Happier Than Indians
Outlook India, March 19, 2021

Experts share 5 ways to pursue happiness
Mid-Day, March 24, 2021

World Happiness Report 2021: India ranks 139 out of 149; Pakistan, Bangladesh, China happier, Finland happiest
National Herald, March 20, 2021

# Israel

Israel climbs to 12th spot in pandemic-focused in World Happiness Report
The Times of Israel, March 20, 2021

Come Together
Jerusalem Post, March 23, 2021

Israel Climbs to 12th Spot in World Happiness Report
No Camels, March 21, 2021

Israel Up to 12th Place on Global Happiness Index as World Shows Resilience in Face of COVID-19
Haaretz, March 21, 2021

# Ireland

Ireland and United States rank closely in World Happiness Report
Irish Central, March 22, 2021

Ireland is officially one of the happiest countries in the world, ahead of USA and UK
Irish Post, March 25, 2021

# Italy

Finland is confirmed as the happiest country in the world. Italy rises to 25th place.
Forbes Italia, March 19, 2021

Italy rises 25 positions in 5 years in UN Happiness Report
ANSA March 19, 2021

# Jamaica

Jamaica Ranks 37th Happiest Country - Mobay-Based Dancehall Artists Share Reaction
Urban Islandz, March 22, 2021

Jamaica, the happiest nation in the Caribbean for 2021
The New York CaribNews, March 22, 2021

# Jordan

Jordan ranks 127th on the 2021 World Happiness Report
Roya News, March 20, 2021

Jordan - International Day of Happiness shines light on inclusion, wellbeing, and pandemic fatigue
MENAFN - Jordan Times, March 21, 2021

# Kenya

Kenya Ranks Among World's Unhappiest Countries
Mwakilishi, March 20, 2021

# Luxembourg

Luxembourg 8th in World Happiest Countries Ranking
Delano, March 23, 2021

# Mexico

Mexicans turn gloomy; nation plunges 23 places on 2020 World Happiness Report
Mexico News Daily, March 23, 2021

# Middle East/Gulf Countries

'A wallet returned is more important for happiness than income'
MENAFN March 21, 2021

Saudi Arabia Ranks First in Arab World, 21st Globally in World Happiness Report 2021
MENAFN, March 21, 2021

# Morocco

Report: Morocco is 106th Happiest Country Out of 153
Morocco World News, March 21, 2021

# Nepal

Nepal happiest country in South Asia
myRepublica, March 20, 2021

Happy go-lucky Nepal
Nepali Times, March 26, 2021

Despite Political, Pandemic Crisis, Nepal Shines as 'Happiest' Country in South Asia!
Nepali Sansar, March 26, 2021

# New Zealand

The pandemic has changed the shape of global happiness
Stuff, March 22, 2021

New Zealand remained focused on happiness and health - Happy Healthy You
Voxy, March 22, 2021

# Nigeria

Nigera Drops 31 Places in World Happiness Ranking, Worst in 7 years
Leadership Newspaper, March 20, 2021

Top 17 Happiest Countries in Africa 2021, Nigeria Claims Last Position
Legit, March 24, 2021

# Pakistan

Pakistan ranks 105th on world's happiest nation list
Daily Pakistan Global, March 19, 2021

Being one nation | By Sardar Tee Shadid
Pakistan Observer, March 23, 2021

# Philippines

PH falls to 61st spot in 2021 World Happiness Report
CNN Philippines, March 24, 2021

Philippines falls to 61st place in World Happiness Report
Philstar, March 23, 2021

PH ranks 61st among world's happiest countries during COVID-19 pandemic - study
Manila Bulletin, March 25, 2021

# Poland

The happiest countries in the world. Maintained leadership position
March 20, 2021

# Singapore

Finland is the World's Happiest Country - Again
Singapore Tatler - March 23, 2021

# Spain

World Happiness Report: the top 10 of strange happiness
Conde Nast Traveler Spain, March 19, 2021

# South Africa

African countries rank close to last in the 'World Happiness Report 2021'
Independent Online, March 19, 2021

South Africans are a miserable bunch
The Citizen, March 24, 2021

Happiness Report: Here are the '10 happiest countries' in the world
The South African, March 23, 2021

# Switzerland

World Happiness Report: Switzerland loses its podium
GMX, March 22, 2021

# Taiwan

Taiwan the happiest in East Asia
Taipei Times, March 28, 2021

# Thailand

Thailand's 'happiness' ranking unchanged in global reports
Bangkok Post, March 21, 2021

Finland ranked the happiest country while Thailand comes second best in ASEAN
Pattaya Mail, March 23, 2021

Don't worry, be happy... likes the Finns
Bangkok Post, March 28, 2021

# Turkey

Turkey backslides in global happiness ranking
Ahval, March 20, 2021

# Ukraine

World Happiness Report: Ukranians become slightly happier despite pandemic
Kyiv Post, March 24, 2021

# United Air Emirates

International Happiness Day: Positive vibes all over UAE
Khaleej Times, March 20, 2021

International Day of Happiness: UAE a source of safety, stability, and positivity
Emirates News Agency, March 19, 2021

# United Kingdom

These are the top 20 happiest countries in the world, according to the World Happiness Report 2021
House Beautiful, March 19, 2021

UK slips down global happiness rankings with mental health as a 'COVID' casualty
Yahoo Sports, March 19, 2021

World Happiness Report: living long and living well
Center for Economic Performance, LSE, March 19, 2021

UK falls five places in global happiness index
Independent March 19, 2021

UK falls in global happiness ranking with mental health 'one of the greatest casualties
Evening Standard, March 19, 2021

Happiness and sisu: how to find contentment, according to the happiest country in the world
Stylist UK, March 24, 2021

# United States

This country is the happiest in the world - even during COVID-19
New York Post - March 22, 2021

Happiness Report: World shows resilience in face of COVID-19
WOKV Jacksonville, March 19, 2021

Happiness Report: World shows resilience in face of COVID-19: 'This has been a difficult period. People are looking past it.'
Capital Gazette March 19, 2021

World Happiness Report Shows How We Weathered the Pandemic
Greater Good Magazine at UC Berkeley, March 19, 2021

In a Lamentable Year, Finland Again is the Happiest Country in the World
State of Planet, March 19, 2021

US continues to fall in annual ranking of world's happiest countries
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 23, 2021

The world's happiest country is...
Local 12 Cincinnati, March 19, 2021

This country has just been named the happiest in the world
Lexington Clipper Herald, March 19, 2021

People remain resilient despite COVID-19 pandemic, World Happiness Reports says
Fox 5 New York, March 20, 2021

The United States is happier than you think
Deseret News, March 23, 2021

Community Voices: Borrow good ideas from others to make ourselves stronger
Bakersfield.com, March 26, 2021

Live Life Fully: The happiest countries in the world
Charleston Gazette-Mail, March 26, 2021

Over easy: Old days really are good
Valley News, March 27, 2021

# Vietnam

Vietnam climbs up in global happiness ranking
Vietnam Express International March 20, 2021

VN jumps four places to rank 79th in World Happiness Report 2021
Vietnam News, March 20, 2021

Vietnam climbs world happiness chart
TTRW, March 23, 2021