2012 Global Peace Index just released

Dear Friends and Subscribers,

We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2012 Global Peace Index (GPI). The sixth edition of the index has found that the world, for the first time since 2009, is slightly more peaceful.

The GPI ranks 158 countries using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace.

This year, the GPI has released a new interactive map that allows users to explore peace over time, compare up to three countries side-by-side and to visualise the socio-economic indicators associated with peace.
New Global Peace Index interactive map

See the new interactive GPI Maps here.
Highlights:

For the first time in the history of the Global Peace Index, Sub-Saharan Africa is not the least peaceful region
If the world was completely peaceful last year, the additional economic impact would have been around US$ 9 trillion
Syria tumbles by the largest margin, dropping over 30 places to 147th position
End of civil war sees Sri Lanka as biggest riser, leaping nearly 30 places

To find out more about the Global Peace Index, to download the report, see the list of rankings and to access the multilingual media pack, see 2012 GPI Findings.

Watch the 2012 GPI short video.

2012 Global Peace Index Report

Accompanying the release of the Index, the 2012 GPI Report gives a thorough analysis of the results, explores changes and trends related to peace and explains the methodology behind the index. This year, the Global Peace Index has added an additional component, the Positive Peace Index (PPI). The PPI measures the strength of the attitudes, institutions, and structures of 108 nations to determine their capacity to create and maintain a peaceful society.

Download the GPI 2012 Report

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