Vietnam jumps up in World Happiness Report 2024

Saturday, 30/03/2024 09:22
(CPV) - On the occasion of celebrating the International Day of Happiness (March 20), 2024, Vietnam received positive information when it climbed 11 ranks from 75th in the previous year's ranking to 54th in the World Happiness Report 2024.
Vietnam jumps up in World Happiness Report 2024 (Photo: 

This is a ranking published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network based on surveys conducted in 143 countries and territories. Although it has not yet reached the top, the index has increased steadily over the years, showing the very important achievements of our Party and State in taking care of the material and spiritual life, bringing happiness to the people.

According to the World Happiness Report 2023, Vietnam ranks 4th in Southeast Asia and 65th in the world with a happiness score of 5.8. Accordingly, Vietnam's happiness index has increased 12 places, from 77th in the ranking of 2022 to 65th in 2023. On the other hand, Vietnam is ranked high in equality when there is small gap between half of the population feeling happier and half of the population feeling less happy.

In this criterion, Vietnam is the only Asian country in the top 20 in the world. And in the ranking of happy countries of the World Happiness Report 2024, Vietnam ranks 54th, up 11 places compared to 2023. The theme of this year's International Day of Happiness (March 20) is “Happiness for everyone", which is also the common wish of humanity.

Since 2014, Vietnam has officially organized activities to respond to the International Day of Happiness, joining the whole world of expressing its desire, belief and determination to strive for a world of peace, without war, without poverty; a world of prosperous and sustainable development; a world where everyone, regardless of skin colour, people or religion, can enjoy full happiness.

The Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports organized a series of activities to respond to the International Day of Happiness (March 20). Within the framework of the event, the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports organized a book exhibition themed "Happiness for everyone" with more than 300 books, newspapers and magazines. The exhibition booths include three main topics: history and significance of the International Day of Happiness and Vietnam's activities on International Day of Happiness; the Party's viewpoints, the State's policies and laws on social security and building prosperous and happy families; elegant, civilized and happy Hanoians.

Along with the book exhibition, there was also a talk on "Ho Chi Minh's thought on happiness", chaired by Prof. Dr. Hoang Chi Bao, senior expert, former member of the Central Theoretical Council. The talk attracted the attention of a large public.

In addition, to respond to the International Day of Happiness (March 20) and implement the Prime Minister's decision approving the communication project on human rights in Vietnam, the Ministry of Information and Communications has coordinated with the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists and related agencies to organize the photo and video contest named "Happy Vietnam 2024".

"Fly to Vietnam" work wins the first prize of "Happy Vietnam" contest 2023 (Photo:

According to Ms. Naomi Kitahara, Chief Representative of the United Nations Population Fund in Vietnam, once a war-torn country, Vietnam has now succeeded in helping people escape poverty and achieved remarkable socio-economic growth in the fields of healthcare, education, employment and technological progress.

"Vietnam currently has the highest proportion of young population in the country's history. Vietnam's golden population period will continue until 2039 with the presence of young population groups with high labour productivity, and it can exploit the advantage of population structure to further promote the country's socio-economic growth. This is very important for Vietnam," said Ms. Naomi Kitahara.

"The government of Vietnam has implemented many policies to facilitate women's participation in the process of socio-economic development of the country and has also made many important achievements. Equal rights between men and women have been affirmed in the Constitution 2013, concretized in many legal regulations and the National Strategy on Gender Equality in the 2021-2030 period,” said Country Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) Herve Conan and adding that Vietnam also shows a very positive role in promoting gender equality globally when it is one of the first countries to ratify the United Nations Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women over 40 years ago and then the Beijing Declaration in 1995.

According to Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, unlike most developing countries, Vietnam has managed to maintain economic growth during the most difficult years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although its average growth has slowed, and vulnerable groups and individuals have had very difficult times, Vietnam has avoided a reversal of human development progress.

Vietnam will face many challenges in the coming time, especially in the context of climate change seriously affecting the level of human development in the most vulnerable areas, forcing many people to move their houses and lose their livelihoods.  However, experts believe that Vietnam has the capacity to manage the uncertainties related to these layered crises./.