5th June 2017

2017 Global Peace Index: Czech Republic remains among most peaceful countries

In 2017, as in 2016, the Czech Republic ranked 6th in the Global Peace Index (GPI), following Iceland, New Zealand, Portugal, Austria and Denmark. According to the report, the position of the Czech Republic deteriorated between 2005-2015 in Equitable distribution of resources and improved in Sound business environment.

The assessment criteria include Ongoing domestic and international conflict, Societal security and safety and Militarisation.

"Most of the nations in the GPI became more peaceful over the last year. 93 countries improved while 68 deteriorated. Over the longer run however, there has been an increase in ‘peace inequality’, with most countries having only small increases in peacefulness, while a handful of countries have had very large deteriorations in peace.

The world continues to spend enormous resources on creating and containing violence but very little on peace. The key to reversing the decline in peace is through building Positive Peace – a holistic framework of the key attitudes, institutions and structures which build peace in the long term", the report states.

The survey is conducted by the London-based Institute for Economics and Peace, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think-tank. Find out more.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic