With the rising threat of terrorism, escalation of several internal conflicts, and further outbreaks of unrest worldwide, there has never been a more pertinent time to question the state of peace, and to understand what we need to do to mitigate violence in the future.
The 2015 Global Peace Index will do just this. This year, the Global Peace Index will be released on the 17th of June with a series of events around the globe.
While we can’t tell you the results of the Index, we can tell you that this years’ report promises to be the most comprehensive analysis of the state of peace and conflict over the last nine years.
The report will include an in depth analysis of major ongoing conflicts, with a focus on the Middle East; it will explore the challenges that urbanisation creates for peace; and the implications of militarisation.
A new addition to the report this will be a section focusing on non-violent movements and positive peace (the attitudes, structures and institutions that underpin peaceful societies).
There is plenty of interesting research, news, facts and infographics to keep you entertained in the lead up to the release on the June 17. Follow us on Twitter, Like Us on Facebook, subscribe to our monthly email and come back to see us at Vision of Humanity.
Vision of Humanity is an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). IEP have offices in New York and Sydney. For more specific inquiries related to the peace indexes and research, please contact IEP directly.