If the world could reduce violence related spending by just 10%, it would generate US$1.43 trillion, which could be invested in industries that are both more economically productive and that underpin and sustain peaceful societies.
The virtuous cycle of peace demonstrates how investing in peace can fuel prosperity.
The 2015 Global Peace Index media pack includes key media contacts, multilingual media releases, infographics, a video and important links.
Want to know about the state of peace around the world but only have a few minutes? The 2015 Global Peace Index video reveals how peaceful the world is, what has changed over time, where the most and least peaceful areas are.
The 2015 Global Peace Index shows that the world is becoming increasingly divided with some countries enjoying unprecedented levels of peace and prosperity while others spiral further into violence and conflict.