World Happiness Report 2013 (funded by UN)

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The world is now in the midst of a major policy debate about the objectives of public policy. What
should be the world’s Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2015-2030?
The latest World Happiness Report, commissioned for the United Nations, validates the anecdotal evidence on money and joy, finding that the world’s richest countries — especially the United States — are not necessarily the happiest, while poor countries toward the bottom of the rankings report large gains in happiness when they improve their provision of the basics of life to their people.
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