Taiwan ranked 6th most peaceful country in Asia Pacific, 34th worldwide

71 countries became more peaceful, while 92 became less peaceful during 2016-2017 

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/06/07
By: Scott Morgan, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Global Peace Index 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to the Institute of Economics and Peace’s annual Global Peace Index, Taiwan is ranked the sixth safest country in the Asia Pacific and 34th safest globally.

Taiwan’s total peace score worsened very slightly from the previous year’s index, at a time when the world is the least peaceful it has been in the last 10 years.

China is ranked the 15th most peaceful country in the Asia Pacific and 112thglobally.

Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq and Somalia are ranked the least peaceful countries. Meanwhile Iceland, New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Denmark are ranked the most peaceful nations.

The Asia Pacific was ranked as the third safest region globally, behind Europe and North America. In general, peace scores in the Asia Pacific appear to be converging, with the most peaceful countries’ scores worsening, and the least peaceful countries’ scores improving.    [FULL  STORY]

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