Iceland is again the world’s most peaceful nation, followed by New Zealand, Ireland and Denmark. It has kept its place as a country with minor violence globally. However, since 2008, it has been number one every year.
What is Global Peace Index (GPI)?
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) creates the Global Peace Index (GPI), which is the best way to measure how peaceful the world is. This report is the most in-depth, data-driven look at peace trends, their economic value, and how to make societies more peaceful to date. The Global Peace Index includes 99.7% of the world’s population and is based on 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from very reliable sources. It measures the state of peace in three areas:
- Society’s level of safety and security.
- The level of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict,
- How much they are militarized.
Facts About Global Peace Index:
- In 2022, the average level of peace worldwide went down by 0.03%.
- Since 2008, the average amount of peace in the world has gone down by 3.2%.
- Oceania’s most peaceful country is New Zealand.
- Qatar is the most peaceful nation in the Middle East, and Uruguay is the most peaceful nation in South America.
- Over the past year, civil unrest, violent protests, and political instability have increased in the United States. This has made the country less peaceful.
What are the Most Peaceful Countries in the World?
1. Iceland (1.107)
Iceland is a less populated and beautiful country in the world. Yet, it is the country where people live the most peaceful lives. It owes this to many things that contribute to the happiness of its people.
Iceland has low taxes and the most people in trade unions of any country. The Nordic social welfare system ensures that everyone has access to health care and that college is free. It gets almost all of its power from renewable sources and is working to become carbon neutral.
2. New Zealand (1.269)
New Zealand, a small island nation, is the second-most peaceful country in the world. In addition, it is one of the world’s safest and least corrupt nations, contributing significantly to its peacefulness.
The nation is proud of its laws protecting freedom of speech and expression. However, the police are prohibited from carrying personal firearms and acting arbitrarily by tight rules.
3. Ireland (1.288 )
Ireland’s fight for freedom from Britain took eight hundred years and wasn’t always peaceful. But when the country finally got rid of British rule at the beginning of the 20th century, it became a model for change.
The Irish government cares about the health and happiness of its people. Because of this, the country does well in areas like healthcare, economic freedom, and press freedom. Ireland has stayed out of wars since World War II, but it is a member of the Partnership for Peace.
4. Denmark (1.296)
Denmark was number two for five years in a row, from 2011 to 2016. From 2017 to 2020, it was number five, and last year, it was number three. Now in fourth place, these tiny changes in the ranking show that the kingdom is doing well.
Denmark is a safe country to visit and live in because its government is stable, the press is free, and human rights are respected. It also has a high level of income equality and is often ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world.
5. Austria (1.300)
Austria, This landlocked country of over 9 million people, has moved from the margins at the border between East and West to the core of a bigger Europe since the end of the Cold War. Austria, a relatively new EU member, and non-NATO member, take pleasure in working toward peace amongst political opponents and opening itself to novel kinds of collaboration with its neighbors.
6. Portugal (1.301)
Portugal follows its path to maintaining a secure and peaceful environment. As a result, this country of almost 10 million people is one of the fastest-rising performers on the Global Peace Index, jumping from 18th place in 2014 to the top 10.
Portugal is a popular ex-pat destination due to its high quality of life, ranking above the average of industrialized countries in housing, work-life balance, personal security, and environmental quality. The Portuguese way of life is also relatively inexpensive since the republic is still one of the continent’s best budget travel options.
7. Slovenia (1.316)
Slovenia, which is frequently dominated by surrounding European countries due to tourism, is one of the most historically and ethnically varied countries in Europe since it was the historical crossroads of numerous empires. Today, it has a successful economy and is a member of numerous international organizations, including NATO, the European Union, and the Schengen Area.
In terms of education, Slovenia is among the top countries in Europe and the globe. In addition, approximately one hundred percent of adults are literate.
8. Czech Republic (1.318)
Prague is one of the best places in the world to study abroad for a reason. Not only does it have a lot of history and beautiful architecture, but it is also very safe and quiet. In fact, the Czech Republic has been one of the world’s most peaceful countries, especially regarding foreign policy, for a long time.
The country is a member of NATO, the European Union, and the United Nations. Other things that help keep the country peaceful are low crime rates, good healthcare, and excellent.
9. Singapore (1.326)
Singapore is the 9th most peaceful country, up one spot from where it was in the 2021 Global Peace Index. In addition, it has been the second-most peaceful country in the Asia-Pacific region for the third year.
Singapore is likely the world’s most organized city-state. Incredible verdant cityscapes that are not merely lovely and ornamental. Regarding energy, water conservation, and the environment, Singapore is a global leader in green efforts. Then you have delicious food, safe urban areas, and people who are hospitable to foreigners.
10. Japan (1.336)
Japan is the tenth most peaceful nation. In the 20th century, the country committed horrific war crimes, but it is not currently involved in any active conflicts.
The country’s military is limited by its constitution, which prohibits the government from declaring war or using military force in a foreign conflict. Additionally, it ranks among the best regarding personal safety, income, education, employment, housing, and environmental quality.
The Global Peace Index (GPI) report is the only statistical assessment that ranks 163 independent states according to their peacefulness. The 23 indicators, each banded or standardized on a scale of 1 to 5, are used to evaluate the 163 countries that account for almost 99% of the world’s population.
The following is a list of the Most Peaceful Countries in the World.
|58||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1.850|
|60||United Arab Emirates||1.865|
|88||Trinidad and Tobago||2.005|
|94||Papua New Guinea||2.046|
|111||Republic of the Congo||2.184|
|129||United States of America||2.440|
|155||Central African Republic||3.021|
|158||Democratic Republic of the Congo||3.166|