For the last 14 years running, Iceland has held the title of “World’s Most Peaceful Country.”

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has just issued the Global Peace Index (GPI) report for 2022, and, as reported by the European bureau of the Vietnam News Agency, Iceland once again tops the list as the world’s most peaceful country when sitting astride the Global Peace Index rankings for the fourteenth year in a row.

Starting in 2008, the IEP has compiled an annual Global Peace Index (GPI) assessment covering 163 independent countries and territories. The 23 qualitative and quantitative variables used in this study such as the degree of control, social security and safety, internal and foreign conflicts, the level of social cohesiveness, political and economic stability, and more. If a country or territory has a low score, they rank higher.

GPI 2022 finds that Iceland is still the world’s most peaceful country, with New Zealand in 2nd place. Ireland and Denmark also made a list, as did Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Singapore, and Japan to round out the top 10.

Vietnam jumped six spots from last year to come in at a position of 44th, keeping it in the top 50 for the third year in a row. The United States, however, fell one spot to 129th place.

IEP has determined that Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Russia, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Somalia, the Central African Republic, and Sudan will be the 10 worst-performing nations on the GPI in 2022.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

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