Last time is Slovenia listed high on statistics:
– National Geographic ranks Slovenia no. 5 top world destination
– Bled is by Forbes 5th Europe’s most idyllic place to live
And now Slovenia on Global Peace Index (GPI) seated 9th place!!! 🙂
GPI is maintained jointly by the Economist Intelligence Unit and an international panel of experts from peace institutes. It began two years ago with a list of 121 countries and expanded to 144. The chart abowe shows the Top 10 most peaceful countries in 2009. Several countries share equal rankings.
How is the Peace Index calculated?
The absence of wars or conflicts is only one aspect of ‘peacefulness’. World peace in 2009 depends on many factors. The Global Peace Index is calculated on the basis of 23 indicators measuring conflicts, societal security and militarization (see the chart below).