Global Peace Index: Austria is Third Most Peaceful Country

PoliticsBrussels ♦ Published: March 4, 2015; 12:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

The latest Global Peace Index analyses the state of peace around the world. It identifies the most and least peaceful countries, trends in violence and conflict, and calculates the economic impact of violence. The top three most peaceful countries are Iceland, Denmark and Austria. Small and stable democracies make up the top ten most peaceful countries. New Zealand, Canada and Japan are the only non-European countries in the top ten.

Take a look at the world's most peaceful countries: Iceland, Denmark and Austria are the top three / Picture: © Vision of Humanity

The 2014 Global Peace Index shows a continuation of the seven year trend for declining levels of peace globally.

  • Since 2008 51 countries have improved while 111 countries have deteriorated in peace