Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the GPI is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness.
Iceland has maintained its position as the most peaceful country in the world in the 2017 GPI and has been ranked as the world’s most peaceful country every year since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Portugal, Austria, and Denmark, while Slovenia is ranked as 7th most peaceful country and gained 3 places since year 2016.
The GPI covers 99.7 per cent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources and measures the state of peace using three thematic domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; and the degree of Militarisation.