Qatar is MENA region's most peaceful nation: Global Peace Index 2021.
24 June 2021, 12:00 AM
10 July 2021, 12:00 AM
Qatar ranked 29th out of 163 countries in the recent Global Peace Index report, maintaining its ranking as the most peaceful country in the MENA region followed by Kuwait (36th) and United Arab Emirates (52nd). Qatar is ranked 27th globally in the Global Peace Index for the year 2020.
Issued by the Institute of Economics and Peace in Australia, the 2021 report covered 163 countries globally. The report measures the state of peace across three domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security, the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict, and the degree of Militarization.
According to the report, the average level of global country peacefulness has deteriorated by 0.07 percent. This is the ninth deterioration in the last 13 years. 87 countries became more peaceful while 73 countries deteriorated. Improvements were driven by changes in ongoing conflict, internal conflict, and terrorism impact.
Since 2009, Qatar tops the MENA region in the GPI consecutively and ranked ahead of many developed countries globally in the GPI as it scored high ranked in different quantitative and qualitative indicators of the peacefulness.
Qatar ranked 15th globally in the domain of Societal Safety and Security that evaluates the level of harmony in nation asserting low crime rates, minimal terrorist activity and less violence.
Meanwhile, many international indices such as the Global Peace Index, the Nambio Index, the Police Services Index, and the Global Terrorism Index, have ranked Qatar highest in the Middle East and North Africa in terms of security and safety.