In a blow to Canucks everywhere, Canada has been dropped from the United Nationsâ€™ 2013 human development index, falling from 10th place to 11 this year.
The index, which measures the worldâ€™s most developed countries, includes each countryâ€™s performance in health, education and income. This yearâ€™s report was titled "The Rise of the Southâ€ť.
In the 1990â€™s Canada regularly topped the list, and stayed in the number one position for a decade.
According to the CBC, when the figures are adjusted for gender inequality, Canada slumps to 18th place overall, and the U.S. does even worse -- sinking from third to 42nd place.
— United Nations (@UN) March 15, 2013
According to the UN, the main findings of the report are positive on a global scale. Stats show that countries that previously struggled with poverty are now on a steady climb upwards.
The top 10 most developed countries in 2013 are:
3. United States
6. New Zealand
Congratulations Canada - you're no longer one of the top 10 countries in the UN's human development index: bit.ly/ZRjfvW
— Cheryl Wituik (@CWChapter2) March 14, 2013
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