People celebrating the ice hockey world championship win in 2019 in Helsinki. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

Finland is the happiest country in the world for the fourth time in a row, reveals the 2021 World Happiness Report by United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Finland’s top spot is followed by Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland and Netherlands.

This year the report focuses on the effects of Covid-19 and how people all over the world have fared.

“Our aim was two-fold, first to focus on the effects of Covid-19 on the structure and quality of people’s lives, and second to describe and evaluate how governments all over the world have dealt with the pandemic,” the organization noted in the report.

“In particular, we try to explain why some countries have done so much better than others,” they continued.

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