Philippines climbs 4 notches in Global Peace Index

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The latest edition of the Global Peace Index notes that global peacefulness has improved for the first time in five years. Credits to Kc.Samson on Instagram

The Philippines climbed up 4 notches on the 2019 Global Peace Index (GPI) released by Sydney’s Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

The Southeast Asian nation now ranks 134th among 163 countries evaluated in the 13th edition of the IEP study which measures factors that create peace.

The Philippines scored 2,516 points on the GPI scorecard, joining the 86 countries with improving average score.

The latest edition of the Global Peace Index notes that global peacefulness has improved for the first time in five years, although the world continues to be less peaceful than a decade ago.

IEP reports that this year’s GPI covers 99.7 percent of the world’s population, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, and measures the state of peace using three thematic domains:

  1. the level of Societal Safety and Security;
  2. the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict;
  3. and the degree of Militarisation.

Earlier this year, the Philippines was ranked by the Gallup International Poll in the Top 10 nations expecting a more peaceful world with Filipinos also ranking better on the Gallup World Happiness Index.

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