Updated: Jun 19, 2022
Portugal dropped one position in the 2022 Global Peace Index, to sixth place among 163 countries, according to the report by the Institute of Economy and Peace (IEP).
Iceland and New Zealand retain the top two spots, followed by Ireland, which climbed three positions, overtaking Denmark and Portugal. Austria also improved to 5th position.
According to the IEP, peace has worsened in the last fourteen years and, of the 163
countries analyzed in the Index, 84 have deteriorated, while 77 have improved and two have not changed.
The Global Peace Index, currently 16th edition, analyzes trends in peace, the economic value and how to develop peaceful societies, using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators in three domains: the level of security and social protection, the dimension of conflict Domestic and International Ongoing, and the degree of militarization.