Bangladesh ranks 84th in Global Peace Index 2017
Dhaka [Bangladesh], June 17 (ANI): Bangladesh has been ranked 84th in the Global Peace Index (GPI) of 2017.
Bangladesh has become the third most peaceful country of South Asia lagging behind India, Pakistan and Nepal in the Global Peace Index of year 2017.
According to a report of Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), Bangladesh is the 84th peaceful nation out of 163 countries.
It has scored 2.035 in the world index.
The Sydney-based think tank has found that the global level of peace has declined with 2.14 percent, with 80 countries improving while 83 deteriorated.
The report states "Since 2008, the global level of peace has deteriorated by 2.14 percent, with 80 countries improving while 83 countries deteriorated. One of the major trends recorded over the last decade has been the growing inequality in peace between the most and least peaceful countries. The GPI shows the difference in score between the least peaceful and most peaceful countries has been increasing."
The GPI measures the level of peace in various countries with help of authentic qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace.
The IEP is an independent non-profit making organisation oriented to focus world's attention on peace. (ANI)