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UAE means peace
June 11, 2018
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The 12th edition of the annual Global Peace Index (GPI) report, produced by the international think-tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), revealed that the world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade.

The United Arab Emirates rose twelve spots this year, from 56th to 44th, and among the top countries in the world, the Middle East and North Africa region. The rise was one of the most significant recorded in this year’s edition.

The 2018 GPI reveals a world in which the tensions, conflicts, and crises that emerged in the last decade remain unresolved, resulting in a gradual, sustained fall in peacefulness. The largest contributors to the deterioration in the last year were the escalations in both interstate and internal armed conflicts, rise in political terror and reduced commitment to UN peacekeeping. Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq and Somalia are the least peaceful countries whilst Iceland, New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark are the most peaceful nations.

The GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. The report covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population and uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources to compile the index. These indicators are grouped into three key domains: ‘ongoing conflict’, ‘safety and security’, and ‘militarisation’. All three domains deteriorated over the last year.

Despite retaining its position as the most peaceful region in the world, Europe deteriorated for the third successive year.

For the first time in the history of the index, a Western European country experienced one of the five largest deteriorations with Spain falling 10 places in the rankings to 30th, owing to internal political tensions and an increase in the impact of terrorism. In the last decade, 61 per cent of the countries in Europe deteriorated, due to higher levels of political instability, increased impact from terrorism, and increased perceptions of criminality.

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