New Zealand ranked 2nd safest country in the world in 2019

In a recent study, New Zealand has come up in the top for the 2019 Global Peace Index. The study is in its 13th year and has uncovered that the world’s peacefulness has risen slightly.

The annual report by the non-profit Institute for Economics and Peace is independent, non-partisan. The goal of the report is to shift the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human wellbeing and progress.

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The report ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness. The Global Peace Index is the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness.

The world’s least peaceful countries

Among the least peaceful countries is Afghanistan, which is now the least peaceful country in the world, which replaced Syria, which is now the second least peaceful. South Sudan, Yemen, and Iraq comprise the remaining five least peaceful countries.

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The world’s 10 most peaceful countries in 2019

Let’s focus on the world’s ten most peaceful countries for 2019 below

#10 Czech Republic

Score 1.375

#9 Japan

Score 1.369

#8 Slovenia

Score 1.355

#7 Singapore

Score 1.347

#6 Canada

Score 1.327

#5 Denmark

Score 1.316

#4 Austria

Score 1.291

#3 Portugal

Score 1.274

#2 New Zealand

Score 1.221

#1 Iceland

Score 1.072

See the full report