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Safest Country in The World – Top 10 Safest Countries in The World Less Dangerous And More Peaceful – Top 10 List

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The IEP (Institute for Economics and Peace, a non-profit organization) publishes its annual report“Global Peace Index”, the only study to quantify the peace in the world.

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), chaired by entrepreneur Steve Killelea, is a global non-profit research organization headquartered in Sydney, Australia with a branch in Washington, D.C.. IEP was established to conduct research on the intersections between business, peace and economic development; to publicize its research findings widely; and to disseminate educational materials based on its work; creating the paradigm that peace is a pre-requisite for the survival of humanity. The IEP works in partnership with a number of think tanks, NGOs and academic institutions including the Aspen Institute, Economists for Peace and Security  the United Nations Global Compact, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Cranfield University.

The core asset of the IEP is the Global Peace Index (GPI), which is now considered the benchmark study in measuring peace. The GPI has been recognized by leading analysts and institutions, and has been incorporated into reports such as the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Year Book (2009), and is being analyzed by the World Bank’s World Development Report 2011 team. The data for the Global Peace Index is collected and collated by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis arm of the Economist Group, and the methodology is informed and reviewed by an international panel of peace and statistics experts.The GPI is released annually with presentations in London, Washington, D.C. and at the United Nations. In 2009, the events took place at Central Hall Westminster in London and the Center for Strategic and International Studies[13] in Washington D.C. In addition, the GPI was the empirical basis for the Symposium of Peaceful Nations, a 3-day conference hosted in November 2009 to honor the most peaceful countries in each of nine regions of the world at which Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, delivered the keynote address.

The study covers 149 independent states and analysis 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators: internal and external factors, covering military spending to relations with neighboring countries, to levels of criminal violence.The 10 countries where life was good in 2010 are:

  1. New Zealand: 1188 index points
  2. Iceland: 1,212
  3. Japan: 1247
  4. Austria: 1,290
  5. Norway: 1322
  6. Ireland: 1,337
  7. Denmark: 1,341
  8. Luxembourg: 1,341
  9. Finland: 1,352
  10. Sweden: 1354

…. 32France: 1636

…. 85United States: 2056


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