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Global Peace Index 2009 January 22, 2010

Filed under: Generally — visnar @ 10:14

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).


– download GPI resaults report

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One Response to “Global Peace Index 2009”

  1. Ellie Kirby Says:

    Dear Anže Višnar,

    Just to introduce myself, my name’s Ellie and I’m writing on behalf of the Global Peace Index (GPI).

    First of all we would like to sincerely thank you for previously including the GPI in your blog in the past. Your concise discussion on the nature of the index and contextualisation of its findings in your article “Global Peace Index 2009”, is effective and evidences thorough research.

    As you’ll be aware, the GPI is a ground-breaking piece of research in the study of peace, which not only ranks nations by their peacefulness but also seeks to identify the drivers of peace. Now in its fourth year, the Index is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a global think tank dedicated to the research and education of the relationship between economic development, business and peace. It is collated and calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

    We’re getting in touch to alert you to the fact that the next Global Peace Index will be launched on June 8th 2010. We’ll be providing you with further information closer to the time – unless you tell us that you’d rather not hear from us again – but thought you might appreciate the heads-up in the meantime.

    You might want to join us on Facebook too:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Global-Peace-Index/92288319748?ref=ts

    and follow us on Twitter

    http://twitter.com/GlobPeaceIndex

    If you’ve got any thought or questions about the Index, our methodology, or our organisation, please get in touch. We hope you find our research interesting and informative, and look forward to sharing this year’s findings with you in a few weeks’ time.

    Best Wishes,

    Ellie Kirby


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