2012 Global Peace Index just released
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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.
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
- 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.
2012 Global Peace Index Report
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
GPI 2012 Report
Launch Events and Panel Discussions:
2012 Global Peace Index will be launched today with events in London
and in Washington D.C. If you are in either city and would like
to attend a launch event, see the details below and be sure to RSVP.
events taking place after the launch will discuss the key findings and
the implications of the Global Peace Index. See more details below.
NYC: Implications of the 2012 Global Peace Index - a discussion at the UN
A panel discussion at United Nations Headquarters will focus how the GPI can be used to assess state resilience and risk.
- Thursday the 14th of June, 10:30am - 12:00pm
- United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
Brussels: Identifying Drivers of Peace - The Global Peace Index
A 'Policy Dialogue' hosted by the European Policy Centre will discuss the structures of peace identified by the GPI.
- Thursday the 14th of June, 10:00am - 12:00pm
- European Policy Centre, Brussels
The Hague: The Relevance of the Global Peace Index for the Netherlands
A panel discussion hosted by The Global Partnership for the Prevention
of Armed Conflict will explore the implications of the GPI for the
Netherlands, which ranks 28th on the 2012 GPI.
- Tuesday the 19th of June, 10:30am - 12:00pm
- Novotel, The Hague City Centre, The Hague
About the Global Peace Index
The Global Peace Index is the world's leading measure of global peacefulness. Produced by the
Institute for Economics and Peace, the GPI ranks 158 countries using
23 qualitative and quantitative indicators which gauge ongoing domestic
and international conflict, safety and security.
More about the
Global Peace Index.