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The UN places Sweden in seventh place in its annual Human Development Report.

The UN places Sweden in seventh place in its annual Human Development Report.

 

The countries are assessed on the basis of life expectancy, education and standard of living, writes Expressen.

 

It is a place higher than last year. Norway tops the list, followed by Ireland and Switzerland. Ahead of Sweden on the list are also Hong Kong, Iceland and Germany.

 

This year, the report celebrates its 30th anniversary. In connection with this, a new global index is presented, which also takes into account the countries' material consumption and carbon footprint. In this new index Sweden ranks fifth in a list topped by Ireland, the UK and Switzerland, while Norway drops down to 16th place. 

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