Understanding What Creates Peaceful Environments: The Global Peace Index

On 28 May The Hague Institute hosted Mr. Steve Killelea, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace based in Sydney, Australia, who, as its chief architect, presented The Global Peace Index.

The Global Peace Index is an attempt to measure the relative position of nations’ and regions’ peacefulness. It is the product of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and developed in consultation with an international panel of peace experts from peace institutes and think tanks with data collected and collated by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Launched in May 2007, the Global Peace Index is the first study to rank countries around the world according to their peacefulness. It currently ranks 162 countries 2007. For Mr. Killelea’s bio, please click here.

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