Global Peace Index 2020: Czechia among 10 most peaceful countries

23. 6. 2020 | Discover Czechia

Czech Republic among the world’s 10 most peaceful countriesAccording to the Global Peace Index (GPI) published recently, the Czech Republic is the eight most peaceful country in the world. The 14th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the British Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness.

The report presents the most comprehensive data-driven analysis to-date on trends in peace, its economic value, and how to develop peaceful societies. The 2020 edition reveals a world in which the conflicts and crises that emerged in the past decade have begun to abate, only to be replaced with a new wave of tension and uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. The GPI covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population and measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarization.

The Czech Republic jumped two positions compared to last year and ended up eight. In Europe, the Czech Republic is the fifth most peaceful country, following Iceland, Portugal, Austria, and Denmark. The Czech Republic scored well in all three examined domains – Societal Safety and Security, extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict. and the degree of Militarization. The Czech Republic also has one of the lowest unemployment rates among OECD countries, which may allow easier re-allocation of workers in the post-pandemic era, according to the report.

The top 10 most peaceful countries according to the GPI 2020:

1. Iceland

2. New Zealand

3. Portugal

4. Austria

5. Denmark

6. Canada

7. Singapore

8. Czech Republic

9. Japan

10. Switzerland


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