India was ranked 141 in the Global Peace Index 2019. Compared to the previous year, India had slipped 5 places. The report covers 99.7% of the world’s population and uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to arrive at the rankings.
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Who publishes the Global Peace Index (GPI)?
The Global Peace Index (GPI) is published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). This index is developed in partnership Economist Intelligence Unit, which collates data collected from various think tanks and experts from peace institutes. This index is endorsed by stalwarts like former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Anan, Dalai Lama and many other Nobel Laureates.
Which Country is Ranked as the Most Dangerous in the Global Peace Index 2019?
Somalia is ranked as the most dangerous country in the Global Peace Index. Other countries ranked closely as the most dangerous are Afghanistan, Syria, South Sudan, Yemen and Iraq.
Which Country is Ranked as the Most Peaceful Country in the Global Peace Index 2019?
Iceland is ranked as the most peaceful country in the Global Peace Index (2019). The other countries ranked in the top as the most peaceful are New Zealand, Portugal, Austria and Denmark.
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