Bangladesh slips nine places in Global Peace Index

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 18:51, Jun 12, 2019 | Updated : 19:02, Jun 12, 2019

Cover of GPI 2019 Report.Bangladesh has once again dropped in the latest global ranking of states and territories in terms of peace.
It has plunged nine spots in the 2019 Global Peace Index (GPI) released in London.
Bangladesh has been ranked 101st out of 163 countries with a global score of 2.128. Last year, its position was 93 with a score of 2.084.
In the 2017 ranking, Bangladesh came at 84th with a score of 2.035.
The 2019 report says, China, Bangladesh, and India score in the bottom half of the GPI and have significant exposure to climate hazards, with 393 million people in high climate hazard areas.
In 2018, the cost of violence in Bangladesh stood at $22,297.4 million— about 3 percent of the country’s GDP, according to it.
Among the South Asia countries, Bangladesh remains in fourth place leaving behind India (2.605), Pakistan (3.072), and Afghanistan (3.574), and now sits behind Bhutan (1.506), Sri Lanka (1.986), and Nepal (2.003).
Iceland remains the most peaceful country, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, and Denmark.
Afghanistan is now the least peaceful country, replacing Syria, which is now in second place. South Sudan, Yemen, and Iraq comprise the remaining five least peaceful countries.