Portuguese American Journal

2019: Portugal world’s third most peaceful country – Sydney, AU

Portugal was ranked the world’s third most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index 2019, after Iceland and New Zealand. Among European countries, Portugal is second after Iceland.

Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand,  Portugal, Austria and Denmark.

According to the 13th Annual Global Peace Index (GPI), a report prepared by the Institute for Economy and Peace with headquarters in Sydney, Europe remains the most peaceful region in the world, registering a slight improvement, and the Middle East region and North Africa is still the least peaceful.

The Global Peace Index ranks 163 countries and is led by Iceland and New Zealand, with Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan and Yemen at the bottom.

For the first time, the GPI 2019 includes research on climate change and peace.  An estimated 971 million people live in areas with high or very high exposure to climate hazards, putting them at risk for both extreme weather events and breakdowns in peacefulness in the coming decades.

Source: Global Peace-Index (summary)

For the complete analysis, download the Global Peace Index

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