Iceland ranked world’s most peaceful country

Iceland has been ranked the most peaceful country in the world, followed by New Zealand and Ireland, according to the latest Global Peace Index on June 15.
Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the GPI ranks 163 independent states and territories according to their level of peacefulness.
Denmark, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Czechia and Singapore complete the top ten list globally.
Europe remains the most peaceful region and is home to four of the five most peaceful countries in the world.
Iceland once again tops the list in Europe as Ireland, Denmark, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Hungary and Finland make up the remaining top ten most peaceful countries in the region.
Of the 163 countries, 84 recorded deterioration, while 77 recorded improvements and two recorded no change in their score. Predictably, the largest regional deterioration in peacefulness was Russia and Eurasia followed by North America.

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