Highlights of the report
1 . The results of the 2018 GPI find that the global level of peace has deteriorated by 0.27% last year, marking the fourth successive year of deteriorations.
2 . Syria remained the least peaceful country in the world, a position that it had held for the past five years.
3 . Iceland continues to remain the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008.
4 . India’s rank moved up to 136 from 137 in 2017.
5 . Rankings of other South Asian countries-Nepal 84, Sri Lanka 67, Pakistan 151 , Bhutan 19 and Bangladesh 93.
About Global Peace Index (GPI)
Global Peace Index (GPI) measures the relative position of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness. The GPI ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their levels of peacefulness.
The GPI gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of societal safety and security, the extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict and the degree of militarization.
It is released by Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).