Portugal ranks 4th in the Global Peace Index


The 15th Global Peace Index report (GPI) presents the most comprehensive, data-driven analysis on trends in peace, its economic value and how to develop peaceful societies. It measures the peacefulness of 163 countries and territories, covering 99.7 per cent of the world’s population.

There are 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources and the indicators are grouped into three key domains: ongoing conflict, safety and security and militarisation.

Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Denmark, Portugal and Slovenia. Afghanistan is the least peaceful country in the world for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Yemen, Syria, South Sudan and Iraq.

This year’s results show that the average level of global peacefulness deteriorated by 0.07 per cent whilst the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on peacefulness is still unfolding.

“Portugal being considered one of the safest countries in the world is an asset to the quality of life of the Portuguese,” says the Minister of Internal Administration, Eduardo Cabrita. He recalls all the work done in recent years, remembering that in 2014 the country occupied the 18th position in the ranking.

With the findings of the report placing Portugal as the 4th most peaceful country in the world, it is clear that Portugal has many more advantages other than its temperate climate, its gracious and friendly people and its political stability.

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