Norway has once again been voted the world’s best country to live by the UN. But many poorer countries also gradually get better living conditions.
As so many times, Norway sits on top of the list of countries that are ranked according to the UN Living Conditions Index.
The latest issue of the list was published by UN Development Program (UNDP) on Friday. Switzerland, Australia, Ireland,Germany, Iceland, and Hong Kong occupy places right under Norway.
At the bottom of the list are several poor African countries affected by war or conflict. These include Niger, Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Chad.
UNDP pointed out that there are still very large inequalities between the countries on the list. But the overall trend is that it progressively gets better over large parts of the world.
In 2010, 49 countries were placed low on the list of human development.The number fell last year to 38.
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