The 15th edition of the annual Global Peace Index (GPI) report, the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness, has just been published by the Institute for Economics and Peace.
It reveals that the average level of global peacefulness deteriorated for the ninth time in twelve years in 2020.
Overall, 87 countries improved in peacefulness, whilst 73 deteriorated. Improvements in peace were more gradual than declines. As much of the world looks towards a COVID-19 recovery, increased civil unrest and political instability will be important to navigate.
Sir Ciaran Devane, the new Director of the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University, has gives his reaction in this video:
As well as confirming the findings of CTPSR’s own report, Sir Ciaran has also said how ‘leadership for peace’ is required to respond to the big global challenges which we face.
This leadership theme will be explored at the annual RISING Global Peace Forum 10-12 November in Coventry.