Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The best places to live

The United Nations Human Development Report for 2009 has been released. The report basically deals with why people migrate and where they migrate to. It furthers shows which countries are considered the "best" places to live in and why.

There are many factors they take into account like poverty, gender, democracy, human rights, cultural liberty, globalization, water scarcity, climate change, and mobility. To see the full report and the methodoly click here.

Out of 182 countries, South Africa ranks 129. I found it interresting that South Africa was overtaken by our neigbour Namibia which now ranks 128. The worst place to live is Niger and the best place to live is Norway. The USA only ranks no. 13 and the UK ranks no. 21. A South African expat favourite, Australia, ranks no.2, while another favourite, New Zealand ranks no. 20.

The top ten best places to live according to the report are:
1.) Norway
2.) Australia
3.) Iceland
4.) Canada
5.) Ireland
6.) Netherlands
7.) Sweden
8.) France
9.) Switzerland
10.) Japan

13 comments:

sarah said...

we were overtaken by south west africa?? ;p my great grandfather is turning in his grave. at least it wasnt salisbury ha ha

SA Expats said...

Lol! Nam, is pretty nice place.

Marthinus Swart said...

Wonder where Botswana is on the list?

Flat White said...

Namibia is way better than SA - it's the best country in Africa to live in by far.

But it still is a shit hole.

Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!

Disa said...

scandinavia and a penile nation of MCP's? the pollsters obviously allowed their own fetishes to impact the final list.

SA Expats said...

Marthinus - Botswana is ranked no. 125. Also above South Africa and Namibia.

Marthinus Swart said...

I like Bots', a bit dry and hot but then again Nam' is also very dry and hot.

Andrea Muhrrteyn said...

Maybe one day SA will be up there again.. but only if we get it there... ;-)

Why We Are White Refugees said...

FYI: RE: THE AFRICA'S WHITE REFUGEES, WAR FOR HEARTS AND MINDS..

Please note I have added following..., to Why We Are White Refugees Main Page Index, also a list of EU Relief Advice and Support Agencies:
http://why-we-are-white-refugees.blogspot.com/
Petition: http://why-we-are-white-refugees.co.nr/
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It's Up To You!!.......
EU, UN & Int'l Refugee Agencies:
Document the Case for White Refugees
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UNHCR Mr. Antonio Guterres
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Case Postale 2500
CH-1211 Genève 2 Dépôt, Suisse.
Tel: +41 22 739 8111
Contact: UNCHCR HQ || UNHCR RSA

European Council on Refugees & Exiles (ECRE)
Rue Royale 146, 2nd Floor, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0)2 234 3800 | Fax: +32 (0)2 514 5922
Contact: ecre@ecre.org

Amnesty International - International Secretariat
Refugee and Migrant Rights' Team
1 Easton Street, London WC1X 0DW, UK
Tel: +44-20-7413 5500 | Fax: +44-20-7956 1157
Contact: refteam@amnesty.org

Jesuit Refugee Service - Europe
Rue du Progres 333/2, 1030 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: + 32 2 250 32 20 | Fax: + 32 2 250 32 29
Contact: europe@jrs.net

Conference of European Churches (CEC)/Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME)
174 rue Joseph II, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 2 234 68 00 | Fax: +32 (0) 2 231 14 13
Contact: info@ccme.be

ICMC (International Catholic Migration Commission)
37-39 rue de Vermont, Case Postale 96
1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
Tel: +32 22 919 1020 | Fax: +32 22 919 1948
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Refugee Studies Centre
University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road
Oxford OX1 3TB, UK
Tel: +44 18 6528 1720 | Fax: +44 18 6528 1730
Contact: rsc@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Also.... a list of NGO's in EU countries who also need to be educated about AFRICA'S WHITE REFUGEES...

So if you write a letter on African White Refugees, or such stuff... we need to inform these organisations...

Also..... from ECRE: European Council on Refugees and Exiles:

Asylum issues will also be of particular importance at the EU level with the expected adoption by the European Council in December of the "Stockholm Programme" which will determine the course of EU law and policy on international protection from 2010 through 2014M.

We would like to invite all Members of European Parliament to engage with us and consider our recommendations to ensure Europe offers protection to persons fleeing persecution.

We have to make our little bits of effort to inform these people.. to send them the information about the plight of White Afrikaners... and White African Refugees....

Lara

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