Global Peace Index 2014: Sri Lanka moves forward

Global Peace Index 2014: Sri Lanka moves forward

Global Peace Index 2014: Sri Lanka moves forward

Written by Bella Dalima

19 Jun, 2014 | 4:26 pm

The world has become less peaceful each year since 2008, according to 2014’s Global Peace Index (GPI), put together by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

The continued conflict in Syria, deteriorating situation in Ukraine and civil war in South Sudan helped contribute to the trend.

The ongoing civil war in Syria has made it into the world’s least peaceful nation, with the country dropping below Afghanistan who held the spot last year.

The top five most peaceful nations were completely unchanged from the previous year’s study, with Denmark, Austria, New Zealand and Switzerland again runners up to Iceland. Europe remained the most peaceful region as a whole although the United Kingdom ranked 47th, France 48th and Turkey 128th.

As well as Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan, the other nations in the bottom five for peacefulness were Iraq and Somalia.

According to the previous Global Peace Index, Sri Lanka was ranked 110th, and it has come forward and ranked 105th this year.

 

COUNTRY OVERALL SCORE OVERALL RANK 2013 score 2013 rank
Iceland 1.19 1 1 1
Denmark 1.19 2 1 2
Austria 1.2 3 1 4
New Zealand 1.24 4 1 3
Switzerland 1.26 5 1 5
Finland 1.3 6 1 7
Canada 1.31 7 1 8
Japan 1.32 8 1 6
Belgium 1.35 9 1 11
Norway 1.37 10 1 10
Czech Republic 1.38 11 1 14
Sweden 1.38 11 1 9
Ireland 1.38 13 1 12
Slovenia 1.4 14 1 13
Australia 1.41 15 1 15
Bhutan 1.42 16 1 20
Germany 1.42 17 1 16
Portugal 1.43 18 1 18
Slovakia 1.47 19 2 32
Netherlands 1.48 20 2 21
Hungary 1.48 21 2 22
Qatar 1.49 22 1 17
Poland 1.53 23 2 25
Mauritius 1.54 24 2 23
Singapore 1.55 25 1 19
Croatia 1.55 26 2 28
Spain 1.55 26 2 26
Taiwan 1.56 28 2 27
Uruguay 1.57 29 2 24
Chile 1.59 30 2 30
Estonia 1.64 31 2 38
Bulgaria 1.64 32 2 36
Malaysia 1.66 33 2 29
Italy 1.68 34 2 34
Romania 1.68 35 2 31
Botswana 1.68 36 2 33
Kuwait 1.68 37 2 37
Laos 1.72 38 2 39
Latvia 1.75 39 2 40
United Arab Emirates 1.75 40 2 35
Mongolia 1.78 41 2 66
Costa Rica 1.78 42 2 42
Argentina 1.79 43 2 59
Zambia 1.79 44 2 47
Vietnam 1.79 45 2 40
Lithuania 1.8 46 2 45
United Kingdom 1.8 47 2 43
France 1.81 48 2 53
Namibia 1.81 48 2 44
Lesotho 1.84 50 2 49
Cyprus 1.84 51 2 49
Serbia 1.85 52 2 60
South Korea 1.85 52 2 46
Indonesia 1.85 54 2 56
Montenegro 1.86 55 2 72
Jordan 1.86 56 2 52
Panama 1.88 57 2 57
Nicaragua 1.88 58 2 64
Oman 1.89 59 2 48
Tanzania 1.89 59 2 55
Bosnia And Herzegovina 1.9 61 2 70
Ghana 1.9 61 2 63
Morocco 1.92 63 2 54
Kosovo 1.93 64 2 74
Albania 1.94 65 2 69
Madagascar 1.94 66 2 91
Sierra Leone 1.94 66 2 58
Gabon 1.95 68 2 77
Timor-Leste 1.95 69 2 51
Bolivia 1.97 70 2 85
Moldova 1.97 71 2 71
Senegal 1.97 72 2 84
Paraguay 1.98 73 2 80
Djibouti 1.98 74 2 61
Cuba 1.99 75 2 67
Nepal 1.99 76 2 83
Malawi 2 77 2 76
Burkina Faso 2 78 2 92
Tunisia 2 79 2 75
Saudi Arabia 2 80 2 95
Togo 2 80 2 73
Mozambique 2 82 2 62
Guyana 2.01 83 2 67
Liberia 2.01 84 2 81
Ecuador 2.04 85 2 79
Greece 2.05 86 2 65
Macedonia (FYR) 2.06 87 2 82
Swaziland 2.06 87 2 87
Trinidad And Tobago 2.07 89 2 89
Papua New Guinea 2.07 90 2 97
Brazil 2.07 91 2 86
Belarus 2.08 92 2 94
Equatorial Guinea 2.08 93 2 88
Gambia 2.09 94 2 92
Dominican Republic 2.09 95 2 99
Turkmenistan 2.09 95 2 103
Armenia 2.1 97 2 96
Bangladesh 2.11 98 2 105
Haiti 2.13 99 2 90
Benin 2.13 100 2 104
United States 2.14 101 2 97
Angola 2.14 102 2 102
Kazakhstan 2.15 103 2 78
Uzbekistan 2.18 104 2 124
Sri Lanka 2.2 105 2 109
Cambodia 2.2 106 2 113
Jamaica 2.2 107 2 120
China 2.21 108 2 101
Republic of the Congo 2.21 109 2 107
Uganda 2.22 110 2 106
Bahrain 2.23 111 2 100
Georgia 2.23 111 2 139
Cameroon 2.24 113 2 108
Algeria 2.24 114 2 115
Guatemala 2.25 115 2 110
El Salvador 2.28 116 2 114
Honduras 2.28 117 2 122
Guinea 2.3 118 2 117
Peru 2.3 119 2 115
Mauritania 2.35 120 2 121
Niger 2.35 121 2 127
South Africa 2.36 122 2 122
Azerbaijan 2.37 123 2 125
Eritrea 2.38 124 2 118
Kyrgyzstan 2.38 125 2 131
Tajikistan 2.4 126 2 119
Thailand 2.4 126 2 130
Turkey 2.4 128 2 134
Venezuela 2.41 129 2 128
Burundi 2.42 130 3 143
Iran 2.44 131 2 137
Kenya 2.45 132 2 138
Libya 2.45 133 3 147
Philippines 2.46 134 2 129
Mali 2.47 135 2 126
Myanmar 2.47 136 3 140
Rwanda 2.49 137 2 132
Mexico 2.5 138 2 135
Ethiopia 2.5 139 3 145
Cote d’Ivoire 2.52 140 3 151
Ukraine 2.55 141 2 111
Chad 2.56 142 2 136
Egypt 2.57 143 2 112
India 2.57 143 3 141
Guinea-Bissau 2.59 145 2 133
Lebanon 2.62 146 3 142
Yemen 2.63 147 3 152
Zimbabwe 2.66 148 3 148
Israel 2.69 149 3 150
Colombia 2.7 150 3 146
Nigeria 2.71 151 3 149
Russia 3.04 152 3 154
North Korea 3.07 153 3 155
Pakistan 3.11 154 3 157
Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.21 155 3 156
Central African Republic 3.33 156 3 153
Sudan 3.36 157 3 158
Somalia 3.37 158 3 160
Iraq 3.38 159 3 159
South Sudan 3.4 160 3 144
Afghanistan 3.42 161 3 162
Syria 3.65 162 3 161

 

 

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