UN Rates Best, Worst Countries

UN Rates Best, Worst Countries
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Colorful sailboats dot Switzerland's Lake Geneva for the annual Bol d'Or, or Gold Cup, yacht race.

The European country came in seventh place in a new UN list of the best places to live worldwide.

Devoted to permanent neutrality, Switzerland became a member of the United Nations in 2002 but decided not to join the European Union.

Switzerland also boasts one of the highest per capita incomes in the world—$35,633, according to 2005 data in the newly released Human Development Report 2007/2008.

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