Which is the most peaceful country in the world?

Overall, 81 countries became more peaceful while 78 countries were worse off. (Shutterstock)

The MENA region is ranked the least peaceful in the world and saw the most significant changes compared to the previous year as violence flared across Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen.

Overall, 81 countries became more peaceful while 78 countries were worse off.

Courtesy: Global Peace Index/ Institute for Economics and Peace

Courtesy: Global Peace Index/ Institute for Economics and Peace

The Global Peace Index, issued by the Institute for Economics and Peace, ranks 162 independent states covering 99.6% of the world’s population.

The 10 most peaceful countries

  1. Iceland
  2. Denmark
  3. Austria
  4. New Zealand
  5. Switzerland
  6. Finland
  7. Canada
  8. Japan
  9. Australia
  10. Czech Republi

 

The 10 least peaceful countries

  1. Syria
  2. Iraq
  3. Afghanistan
  4. South Sudan
  5. Central African Republic
  6. Somalia
  7. Sudan
  8. DR Congo
  9. Pakistan
  10. North Korea

 

This article was first published in the WEF Agenda Blog on June 18, 2015.

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