THE GLOBAL Peace Index Report 2010 released by ‘Institute for Economics and Peace’, an international organisation focused on researching the relationship between economic, business and peace, has placed New Zealand as the most peaceful state.
The Global Peace Index Report 2010 released by ‘Institute for Economics and Peace’, in its annual publication has placed India amongst the lease peaceful of major countries in the world and has reported that the country is getting even less peaceful year-on-year. India is placed at 128th rank, six ranks lower than its 2009 position.
Some of the India’s key neighbours in South Asia ranked in the bottom along with India – Sri Lanka placed at 133rd, Pakistan ranked at 145th, and Afghanistan at 147th. However, the Himalayan kingdom, Nepal has ranked much better as compared to its counterparts, it has been ranked at 82nd place while Bangladesh is at 87th. Bhutan, ranked at 37th, narrowly missed being in top 20 peaceful countries across the globe.
The developed including those of Europe and Canada ranked in the top 20 per cent of the peaceful nations. The United States was ranked at 85th, outranked by countries like Rwanda, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and Bosnia. Iraq has been estimated as the lease peaceful, followed by Somalia, Afghanistan and Sudan at the bottom of the table. The report’s authors believe that world has become slightly less peaceful in the past year.