Global Peace Index 2022: Czechia among 10 most peaceful countries

18. 8. 2022 | 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 16th 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 2022 reveals a world in which the tension concerning the COVID-19 pandemic finally begun to abate only to be replaced with a new wave of uncertainty because of the military conflict in Ukraine.

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.

Compared to 2020, the Czech Republic stayed in the eight place despite the war in Ukraine being so close to Czech borders. In Europe, the Czech Republic is the seventh most peaceful country, following Iceland, Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Portugal and Slovenia. 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 2022:

1. Iceland

2. New Zealand

3. Ireland

4. Denmark

5. Austria

6. Portugal

7. Slovenia

8. Czech Republic

9. Singapore

10. Japan

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