In the ranking of peace-loving countries Ukraine dropped 6 positions (EN). Now Ukraine is 156 out of 162 while in 2015 it was in 153rd place.
The Global Peace Index (EN) shows the world continues to spend enormous resources on creating and containing violence but very little on peace.
The most dangerous country this year is Syria (163), followed by South Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan. The top ten included Somalia (159), Yemen (158), Central African Republic (157), Sudan (155).
The Global Peace Index said the safest countries were Iceland, Denmark, Austria and Portugal. The US is ranked 103rd, UK 47th.
The 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI) shows the world became less peaceful in the past year, reinforcing the underlying trend of declining peace over the last decade.
Results show a growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict.
BACKGROUND: The 2016 GPI report provides a comprehensive update on the state of peace. It shows that amidst the global deterioration the world continues to spend enormous resources on creating and containing violence but very little on peace. The key to reversing the decline in peace is through building Positive Peace – a holistic framework of the key attitudes, institutions and structures which build peace in the long term. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16, which focuses on peace, justice and strong institutions is critical to focusing the international community on the goal of attaining a more peaceful world. But measuring it and developing the data to know if countries are improving is a serious challenge that needs greater investment and levels of cooperation.
Download the Global Peace Index 2016 Report here.
Download the Global Peace Index 2016 Highlights here.
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