“New Zealand is the world’s most peaceful nation, topping the “Global Peace Index” (GPI) for the second year running.
The fourth annual GPI has been compiled by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a global think tank that looks at the relationship between economic development, business and peace
In their latest index out today, the think tank suggests the world has become slightly less peaceful in the past year.
New Zealand is followed by Iceland and Japan, the institute says small, stable and democratic countries consistently ranked highest.
Fifteen of the top 20 countries are western or central European countries.
Australia comes in at 19th.
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