The Executive Director of the Implementation Support Sector in charge of Marketing and Communications at the Quality of Life Program Center, Khalid bin Abdullah Al-Bakr, confirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s progress in the World Happiness Report for 2021 is the result of the leadership’s interest in the quality of life in the kingdom and the happiness and well-being of its citizens and residents, especially in view of the pandemic corona virus.
He said: “The kingdom has made an exceptional effort to counter the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and these efforts are topped off by the order of the administrator of the two holy mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, to free all those infected with the coronavirus treat. regardless of the legality of their presence on the territory of the Kingdom and free vaccines before most countries in the world. In addition to reducing the negative impact of the pandemic on the private sector by reducing and postponing some fees, direct assistance, or economic stimulus ” according to the official Saudi press agency “SPA”.
And Saudi Arabia, the Arab countries, are ahead of the game The World Happiness Report 2021, published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions NetworkRanked first as a kingdom in the Arab world and 21st globally in 2020 indicators that focus on measuring the impact of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global foundations of happiness and quality of life.
From the World Happiness Report
Al-Bakr added: “The pandemic has had a negative impact on the quality of life in all countries in the world, but we in the Kingdom have – thankfully – been able to adapt to the effects of the pandemic and continue to develop and improve the pandemic in various sectors Quality of life while respecting the precautionary measures, this is how the tourism sector managed – of course. The example – to activate its plans and strategies and adapt them to the pandemic, which led to a qualitative leap in the sector, which contributed to this, in addition to the international orientation Events and holding local events also in the areas of sport, culture, entertainment, social, security and other areas related to the quality of life.The quality of life sectors in the kingdom continued to work and found alternatives to meet their goals despite the pandemic to reach. “
He pointed out that the kingdom’s steady progress in the World Happiness Report over the past few years, whether by 2020 numbers or the 2017, 2018 and 2019 average, despite the effects of the coronavirus, is a confirmation of the success of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 Strategy under the supervision and direction of His Highness the Crown Prince, particularly in areas related to quality of life, for which the Quality of Life Program accepts the World Happiness Report as one of its benchmarks.
It will be exhibited Annual world happiness report for 10 yearsAnd measures happiness indicators in around 150 countries around the world.
Due to the exceptional year 2020, in addition to the average of the last three years that are usually read, the report authors released separate country data for 2020, in which the Kingdom also made significant strides from the 27th to the 26th year in the world.
The 2021 report was based on measuring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on countries, as well as measuring the response of states and official institutions to the impact of the pandemic and ways to control it, whether it be health or economic or psychological effects.
The report shows that there is a link between trust in government institutions as they are dealing with the pandemic and the happiness of societies.
Areas the report relied on included measuring the impact of the pandemic on the work environment, the nature of social relationships, individual mental health, trust in government processes and the ability of countries to overcome the effects of the pandemic . as one of the most important areas in which the happiness of states is read in addition to these areas. In his measure of happiness about the unemployment rate due to the corona pandemic and the consequences of inequality and the spread of loneliness.
In addition to generosity and the fight against corruption, the kingdom was characterized by indicators of GDP, social support, average life expectancy, freedom of choice in life.