Around the World on Fridays (“F”)

“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.” Dalai Lama

Today: Fiji | Finland | France

Cover Photography © Fenton Lutunatabua | Pacific Climate Warriors, Fiji

 

FIJI

Photo © James L. Stanfield, National Geographic | Fijian Dancers

Photo © James L. Stanfield, National Geographic | Fijian Dancers

Did you know?

Fiji was the happiest country in the world in 2014 across 65 countries, according to WIN/Gallup International’s annual global End of Year survey. 93% of Fijian respondents declared themselves either ‘happy’ or ‘very happy’ with their lives. The subsequent 2015 End of Year (EoY)™ survey ranked Fiji second worldwide (out of 68 researched countries) in terms of happiness. The same survey shows that Fiji is also among the world’s most hopeful nations.

 

FINLAND

Photo © Santosh Rajbhandari / Humans of Helsinki

Photo © Santosh Rajbhandari / Humans of Helsinki

Did you know?

Finland ranks number one in the world for literacy

According to 2016 research, literacy rates in Finland are the world’s highest, ahead of Iceland and Denmark. The research was carried out by John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. In all, over 60 countries were analyzed with Nordic countries coming out on top. As well as international literacy studies and assessments (PIRLS and PISA), the study took into account variables such as computer access, libraries, newspapers and population to calculate per capita ratios.

 

FRANCE

Photo © Stephane Martin | Paris, Business District La Défense

Photo © Stephane Martin | Paris, Business District La Défense

Did you know?

Best Companies to Work for in France in 2016

Top 40 Companies to work for in France, released by the French business and economics magazine “Capital”:

Top 40 Companies to work for in France 2016, Capital magazine

Top 40 Companies to work for in France 2016, Capital magazine

More about the ranking and the survey methods here.

 

Around the World on Fridays: A visual experience of people portraits and a curiosity glimpse into alphabetically selected countries for each post & regular updates in “A Country a Day” (*) on Madalina Dobraca People & Culture Boutique. For the love of humans everywhere!

(*) “A Country a Day” is a mini-project I started on the 4th of June 2016, aiming to alphabetically cover each country of the world through a daily photo-pictorial illustrating the unique and diverse personalities of the featured countries. Enjoy the variety and beauty of people and cultures every day!

 

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