Armenia is ranked 118th (up from 121st last year) among 163 countries in Global Peace Index 2019 released by the Institute for Economics & Peace.
The 2019 GPI finds that the world became more peaceful for the first time in five years, with the average level of country peacefulness improving slightly by 0.09 per cent.
The increase in peacefulness was the result of a reduction in the severity of several major conflicts worldwide, which led to decreases in deaths from internal conflict.
Armenia’s neighbors in the region are ranked as follows: Georgia – 99th, Azerbaijan 130th, Turkey -152nd, Iran – 139th.
Armenia’s partners in the Eurasian Economic Union Russia and Belarus are placed 154th and 97th respectively, Kazakhstan is 64th, Kyrgyzstan is 95th. .
Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country listed in the index, followed by New Zealand, Portugal, Austria and Denmark.
South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan are the least peaceful countries.