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http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2010_EN_Tables.pdf

MENA countries

15) Israel :banana: (ahead of Finland, Iceland, Belgium, Denmark, Hong Kong, Spain, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, United Kingdom, Singapore)

32) UAE
38) Qatar
39) Bahrain
47) Kuwait
53) Libya
55) Saudi Arabia
70) Iran
81) Tunisia
82) Jordan
83) Turkey
84) Algeria
101) Egypt
111) Syria
133) Yemen
 

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חבר1.0;66526789 said:
http://hdr.undp.org/en/media/HDR_2010_EN_Tables.pdf

MENA countries

15) Israel :banana: (ahead of Finland, Iceland, Belgium, Denmark, Hong Kong, Spain, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Austria, United Kingdom, Singapore)

32) UAE
38) Qatar
39) Bahrain
47) Kuwait
53) Libya
55) Saudi Arabia
70) Iran
81) Tunisia
82) Jordan
83) Turkey
84) Algeria
101) Egypt
111) Syria
133) Yemen
That is after 65 years only. Some day Israel will be in the first five.
 

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חבר1.0;66527197 said:
I hope so--- Israel has the capability to become #1---- but between all the wars and the general incompetence of Israeli politicians, this is unlikely to happen.
That is what the negative people used to say 20 years ago and today Israel is a member of the OECD.
 

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^^:lol::lol::lol:

What did I tell you about the negative people and the enemies or haters of Israel, חבר1.0
 

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חבר1.0;66528097 said:
I don't know about you, but personally I tend to think that good health, good hospitals, a good income, personal security, etc., are things that most normal people tend to associate with a "happy" life.
but that index doesn't measure those factors ;)
 

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חבר1.0;66528097 said:
I don't know about you, but personally I tend to think that good health, good hospitals, a good income, personal security, etc., are things that most normal people tend to associate with a "happy" life.
:cheers: +1
 

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^^

Sorry but any listing that puts Saudi Arabia as the 55th happiest nation on earth is pure BS. I'm sure that women are thrilled at the prospect of not being allowed to drive and people are so happy that they go dancing to the executioner for having poppy seeds from a bun found on them.
 

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חבר1.0;66528767 said:
The HDI itself doesn't measure all of these factors, but the 2010 UN HDR tables do. :tongue2:
still does not explain how the most backwards theocratical dictatorship on the face of the planet is listed as the 55th happiest country on earth ;)
 

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Top 15 (country, life expectancy, average number of years in school, gross national income per habitant in dollars)

1. Norway 81.0 12.6 58,810

2. Australia 81.9 12.0 38,692

3. New Zealand 80.6 12.5 25,438

4. United States 79.6 12.4 47,094

5. Ireland 80.3 11.6 33,078

6. Liechtenstein 79.6 10.3 81,011

7. Netherlands 80.3 11.2 40,658

8. Canada 81.0 11.5 38,668

9. Sweden 81.3 11.6 36,936

10. Germany 80.2 12.2 35,308

11. Japan 83.2 11.5 34,692

12. South Korea 79.8 11.6 29,518

13. Switzerland 82.2 10.3 39,849

14. France 81.6 10.4 34,341

15. Israel 81.2 11.9 27,831

Bottom 15

155. Afghanistan 44.6 3.3 1,419

156. Guinea 58.9 1.6 953

157. Ethiopia 56.1 1.5 992

158. Sierra Leone 48.2 2.9 809

159. Central African

Republic 47.7 3.5 758

160. Mali 49.2 1.4 1,171

161. Burkina Faso 53.7 1.3 1,215

162. Liberia 59.1 3.9 320

163. Chad 49.2 1.5 1,067

164. Guinea

Bissau 48.6 2.3 538

165. Mozambique 48.4 1.2 854

166. Burundi 51.4 2.7 402

167. Niger 52.5 1.4 675

168. DR Congo 48.0 3.8 291

169. Zimbabwe 47.0 7.2 176

For complete standings see -- http://hdr.undp.org
 

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3980019,00.html

Israel ranked 15th in quality of life

Annual UN report concludes 'people today are generally healthier, wealthier and better educated than they were in 1970'

The United Nations ranked Israel 15th in its annual flagship report on comprehensive human development, which was published on Thursday.

The Human Development Report, issued annually by the UN Development Program (UNDP), assesses the state of human development on the basis of health, education and income indicators, as an alternative to purely macroeconomic assessments of national progress.

Norway is leading in the UN rating, followed by Australia, New Zealand and the US. Niger, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zimbabwe occupy the last three positions in the list.

Asia was the region that progressed fastest in terms of human development since 1970, with China and Indonesia leading the way. Some Arab countries, especially Oman, and many Latin American nations showed marked progress as well, the report said.

There were five Asian countries on the top 10 list of countries showing the most improvement: China (No. 2), Nepal (No. 3), Indonesia (No. 4), Laos (No. 6) and South Korea (No. 8).

Arab countries made up the other five on the list: Oman, now heavily investing its energy earnings into public education and health, was No. 1, followed by Saudi Arabia (No. 5), Tunisia (No. 7), Algeria (No. 9) and Morocco (No. 10).

Life expectancy in Arab countries overall increased from 51 years in 1970 to almost 70 today, the greatest gain of any region. Infant mortality rates in the Arab world plunged from 98 deaths per 1,000 live births to 38, below the current world average of 44. School enrolment in Arab countries nearly doubled over 40 years, from 34 per cent in 1970 to 64 per cent today.

The UN has divided the 169 countries in its list into four groups according to a level of human development: "very high," "high," "medium" and "low."

The UN report concludes that "people today are generally healthier, wealthier and better educated than they were in 1970."

"The majority of developing countries have made dramatic but underestimated gains in health and education in recent decades, although severe inequalities within and between countries remain," the UN said on its website.

Progress made by many countries is "not directly linked with national economic growth, showing that impressive long-term gains can and have been made even without consistent economic performance."



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1. Even more impressive than that
Sarah B , U.S.A. / Israel (11.04.10)


1. Even more impressive than that


... is the fact that Israel ranks 8th in the world in life expectancy (80.7), which exceeds most of Europe, the United States, Canada and New Zealand.



Sarah B , U.S.A. / Israel (11.04.10)


2. And even more impressive than that-
Tom , Jerusalem (11.04.10)


2. And even more impressive than that-


We have made it all happen in 60 unpeacefull years.


Tom , Jerusalem (11.04.10)


3. This makes me proud
David , Norway (11.04.10)


3. This makes me proud


Think of all Israel has gone through and all the bashing it receives, it still manages to be one of the best countries in the world. This makes me proud as a Jew :)

David , Norway (11.04.10)
 
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