Norway is the best country to live in, and B&H is 85th of 188 countries, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) published yesterday.
Australia is ranked the second, followed by Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, the United States of America, Canada and New Zealand, according to the latest data on social development for 2015.
Eleven of the 20 best countries to live in are in Europe, and on the bottom of the list are Eritrea, the Central African Republic and Niger.
The highest ranked country in the region is Slovenia (25th), Croatia is 47th, Montenegro 49th, Serbia 66th and Macedonia 81st.
The UNDP assessed that, thanks to the improvement of education and health, two billion people live better nowadays than they did 25 years ago. However, 830 million people still live with less than $2 per day, while more than 200 million people, including 74 million young people, are unemployed and 21 million people is forced to labor.
On average, women earn 24 percent less than men and they make up less than a quarter of higher business positions in the world, 61 percent of employees work without contract, and only 27 percent of world employed population has adequate social protection.
“Decent work contributes to economy, but it also enriches human lives. All countries must respond to new challenges in the world of labor and take advantage of opportunities to improve lives of people and provide decent existence,” stated the administrator of UNDP, Helen Clark.