The 2014 Global Peace Index was launched on the 18th of June, with events in New York, Washington, London and Canberra. The Global Peace Index has made national and international headlines. Highlights include:
Al Jazeera – Internal conflicts and non-state violence drives deteriorating peace
Arabian Business – The UAE spent $11.7bn on violence containment in 2013
Bangkok Post – Thailand falls in peacefulness
Channel News Asia – Singapore slides nine places in the Global Peace Index
CNBC – There has been improvements and deteriorations in peace for the different regions of the world
Cyprus Mail – Cyprus falls in peace due to rising political instability
Daily News Egypt - In 2014 Egypt was the country with the second biggest deterioration in peace
Forbes – Ranking of the most and least peaceful countries in the world
Gulf Business – Qatar is one of the ten countries at risk of deterioration over the next two years
Japan Times – Japan has slipped slightly in this year’s Global Peace Index
La Informacion – The world has declined in peace last year
Mail and Guardian – Global peace has deteriorated since the end of WWII
Malay Mail Online – There has been a worldwide decline in peace over the last seven years, with spending on containing violence rising year on year
Press Trust of India – India has slipped two places in the Global Peace Index
Reuters – The 2014 Global Peace Index has found a continuation of the long term decline in peace
The Age – The global cost of containing violence is rising at nearly $10 trillion this year
The Cambodia Daily – Cambodia climbs seven places in the Global Peace Index
The Economic Times – India has slipped in peace by two places
The Edge Malaysia – Malaysia has fallen four places in the Global Peace Index
The Financial Express – India is ranked among the 20 least peaceful countries in the world
The Guardian – Rising conflict has resulted in $9.8tn cost for containing violence and deterioration in worldwide peace
The Guardian – The 2014 Global Peace Index results
The Huffington Post – Syria has fallen to become the least peaceful nation in the world
The Indian Express – Internal security and rising political terror are threats to India’s peace
The National – Despite living in a relatively unstable region, the UAE is just outside the top 25% most peaceful countries in the world
The Phnom Penh Post – Violence containment costs in Cambodia are $1.5 billion
The Sydney Morning Herald – Global costs for containing violence are rising
The Telegraph – Afghanistan has been replaced by Syria as the least peaceful country in the world
The Telegraph – Iraq is the fourth least peaceful country in the world
Today Online – The global cost of violence containment is rising, reflecting a global decline in peace
Veja – A look at how South American countries fared in the Global Peace Index
Yahoo – The Global Peace Index shows which countries have deteriorated in peace
Zawya – The UAE ranks as the 40th most peaceful country in the world
Русская планета – The state of peace in RussiaRelated Articles
Is the world becoming more or less peaceful? What are trends in global peacefulness? Join us as we gear up to release the 8th edition of the Global Peace Index this June.
Join us on the 18th of June as we release the 2014 Global Peace Index with events around the world and one big digital launch.
The Global Peace Index media pack includes multilingual media release, infographics, images, videos and more.
The 2014 Global Peace Index analyses the state of peace around the world. It identifies the most and least peaceful countries, trends in violence and conflict, and calculates the economic impact of violence. This year the report includes a section on countries at risk of becoming less peaceful in the new two years.
Only got a few minutes but want to learn about the state of peace around the world? Check out this short video that shows what we can learn from measuring peace.
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