Media Round up on the World Happiness Report 2020

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On March 20, 2020, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and partners of the World Happiness Report (WHR) hosted the first webinar in SDSN’s new Tracking National Progress Webinar series, focused on the World Happiness Report 2020. The webinar focused around the recently released WHR and how people can use the report as a learning tool to navigate happiness amidst the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, as well as what can be learned from top-ranked countries and cities in the report.

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Smile? The Results from the 2020 World Happiness Report Are In?
NY Times, March 20, 2020

During a pandemic, what does being the world’s happiest country mean?
CNN, March 20, 2020

A unique time for the world’s happiest countries report
CNN, March 20, 2020

‘Happiness is contagious too’: caring for each other makes us feel better – experts
The Guardian, March 20, 2020

What The World’s Happiest Country Can Teach Us About Surviving The Coronavirus Crisis
Huffington Post, March 20, 2020

The UN named Finland the world’s happiest country for the third year in a row, and the country could be better equipped to handle the coronavirus than the US because of it
Business Insider, March 20, 2020

These Are the World’s Happiest Countries - And The Most Miserable
Bloomberg, March 20, 2020

Ranked: The 20 Happiest Countries In The World
Forbes, March 20, 2020

2020 World Happiness Report: Where does your country rank?
MSN, March 20, 2020

Gardening and exercise ‘are the secrets to happiness’
The Times, March 20, 2020

Are the world’s happiest countries better equipped to deal with the coronavirus?
CNBC, March 24, 2020

UK pubs and restaurants told to close
BBC Sounds, March 21, 2020

Why the world’s happiest countries are up north?
Fortune, March 20, 2020

Finland crowned world’s happiest country for third year running
Independent, March 20, 2020

The world’s happiest countries revealed: Finland keeps the top spot, Afghanistan is ranked the bleakest and the UK and U.S both climb the table
The Daily Mail, March 20, 2020

The secret of happiness is being outdoors: Gardening, jogging and unbroken sunshine are best
The Daily Mail, March 20, 2020

India ranks 144 in World Happiness Report: Here’s the full list of 156 countries
India Today, March 26, 2020

UN World Happiness Index: Pakistan at 66 rank, India 144
The News, March 22, 2020

International Day of Happiness
Day of Happiness March 20, 2020

World Happiness: Finland takes top ranking for third year in a row
Euro News March 20, 2020

Israel slips a spot but still a high 14th in World Happiness survey
The Times of Israel, March 20, 2020

How lucky are you?
Frankfurter Allgemeine March 25, 2020

Israel named world’s 14th happiest country in annual UN report
The Jerusalem Post March 22, 2020