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The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has recently released its survey ranking Thailand 32nd among the happiest countries in the world.
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha commented that the land of smiles has been named the 32nd happiest country in the world, a notch higher than the previous year, citing the World Happiness Report 2017 which ranks 155 countries by their perceived happiness levels.
He said there were six factors that were taken into consideration including GDP per capita, years of healthy life expectancy, social support (as measured by having someone to count on in times of trouble), trust (as measured by a perceived absence of corruption in government and business), perceived freedom to make life’s decisions, and generosity (as measured by recent donations).
The premier said Thai citizens should take pride in such success as the country is progressing step by step to becoming a stronger nation.
Launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2012, the SDSN mobilizes scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society, and the private sector in support of sustainable development problem-solving at local, national, and global scales.