The 10th edition of the Global Peace Index was released on the 8th of June 2016; it has had extensive media coverage and reached over 1 billion people worldwide. The key messages of this year’s report are the decade-long deterioration in world peacefulness influenced mainly by increased terrorism and higher levels of political instability, the growing economic impact of violence on the world economy and the widening gap in global inequality of peace, with least peaceful countries spiralling into increased violence. Despite this, some of the most peaceful countries are now recording historically high levels of peace.
Below is a selection of just some of the press articles generated by the 2016 Global Peace Index:
Diplomatic Courier ‘The Future of Peace: How the Business of Peace is changing the Culture of Conflict’
The Guardian, UK ‘Conflict and terrorism cost the world trillions, says peace index’
The Washington Post ‘The world lost more than $13 trillion last year because of war’
The Washington Times ‘America ranked No. 103 on list of ‘most peaceful’ nations on Earth’
World Economic Forum ‘War costs us $13.6 trillion. So why do we spend so little on peace?’
Bloomberg ‘Middle East Violence Mars Improving World Peace Outlook’
The Telegraph, UK ‘Mapped: What are the most peaceful countries in the world?’
CNBC USA ‘Global violence cost you $1,876 in 2015’
USA Today USA ‘102 nations are ‘more peaceful’ than America, study says’
The Mirror, UK ‘War deaths and terror 'at 25-year high' as just 10 countries in the world are 'free of conflict'
The Independent, UK ‘Global Peace Index 2016: There are now only 10 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict’
The Japan Times ‘Japan ranked ninth in global peace index’
India Today ‘At No. 141 on Global Peace Index, India less peaceful than Burundi’
Australian Institute for International Affairs, Blog by Camilla Schippa, IEP Director - ‘THE STATE OF PEACE IN 2016’
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