The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia advanced to 27th globally and secondly in the Arab world in the World Happiness Report 2020, issued by the United Nations, among the 156 countries covered in the report, which is issued annually in conjunction with World Happiness Day March 20 (March) every year.
The report, which measures indicators of happiness, well-being and quality of life, is the eighth report since the launch of the index, which saw Saudi progress to 27th, after it was ranked 28th in 2019, and 33th in 2018.
The report ranked 186 cities globally in terms of well-being and happiness. Medina ranked 46, Jeddah 59, Riyadh 62 and Makkah 65, and the report predicted that the cities of Riyadh, Jeddah and Madinah would enter the list of the best 20 cities in the world in the future, and Mecca would reach 35.
The spokesperson for the Quality of Life Program Mazrouh Bin Salah Al Mazrouh said that the Kingdom’s solutions in rank 27 is an important indication of the Kingdom’s efforts to achieve happiness and social well-being. All the quality of life program initiatives and the projects of ministries and different bodies have set the citizen’s mind in mind.
He added: “Progress is one rank means a lot. The world is also progressing, and we are not in the race alone. The Kingdom has advanced over important countries globally such as Spain, Italy and South Korea. 2030) and other projects recently launched by the leadership. ”
Al-Mazroua emphasized that this development in happiness and the welfare of living, coinciding with what the state is doing today to confront the global pandemic of Corona, comes in the context of what is confirmed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Highness the Crown Prince – may God protect them – that the happiness and welfare of society comes on The Kingdom’s top priority.
The World Happiness Report is one of the indicators that the Quality of Life Program relied on, and one of the programs to achieve the “Kingdom’s Vision 2030”, in developing its plans and initiatives, along with other global indicators.