Taiwan ranks 41st in 2017 Global Peace Index

The China Post
Date: June 1, 2017
By: The China Post news staff and CNA

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan has been listed 41st on the 2017 Global Peace Index (GPI)

A map showing the level of peacefulness of different nations in the world according to the 2017 Global Peace Index is seen in this photo captured from the Vision and Humanity website. (Captured from the internet)

and the sixth most peaceful country in the Asia-Pacific region, according to the GPI rankings that were released Thursday.
The GPI, issued annually by the Sydney-based non-profit Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) since 2007, ranks 163 countries that account for 99.7% of the world’s population.

The index gauges global peace by taking into account 23 factors within three main domains — the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic or international conflict, and the degree of militarization.

The Australian institute uses a 1-5 scoring system to gauge each indicator, with a high score indicating a low level of peacefulness.    [FULL  STORY]

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