Aman is decreasing in the world. There is dissatisfaction on issues such as social security, domestic and international relations, income and employment reduction. The resentment that is flourishing especially during the coronary period is a big challenge in the path of peace. Demonstrations against governments in many countries are the result of this dissatisfaction. Analyzing the Global Peace Index 2020 (GPI) released in June this year, global peace has fallen by 2.5 per cent since 2008. The gap between the most peaceful and turbulent countries widened further. This time the epidemic-related effects also appeared in the index.
Economic loss due to fall in peace
The GPI saw the impact of the decline in peace last year as a fall in purchasing power parity (PPP), which has led to a loss of $ 14.5 trillion. This is 10.6 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP). For example, Syria suffered an economic loss equal to 60 per cent of GDP last year in violence caused by civil war. However, it has improved between 2018-2019.
Relief: More than half of the countries have reduced the size of military forces and nuclear-rich nations.
The wave of unrest coming from COVID-19
The lockdown prevented civil unrest during March and April. During this period, the number of protesters fell by 90 percent. But it was temporary peace. Discontent associated with the healthcare system, education and employment in the wake of the epidemic may shake up indicators of peace. The global recession may further fuel civil discontent. In many African countries, there may be famine conditions and in many other countries, there may be fragile conditions.
Things to know
- 13 of the world’s 20 most peaceful countries are from Europe. Therefore, Europe can be called the most peaceful continent in the world.
- In 2019, violent demonstrations took place in 96 countries.
- Riots increased by 282 percent and general attacks by 821 percent.
- Iceland tops 2008 ranking of 163 countries, Afghanistan most turbulent
- 81 countries improve and 80 countries decline index
- Middle East and North African countries least peace-loving
- Azerbaijan jumped 12 places
- India improved two ranks with -139th rank
- New Prime Minister of Japan puts 200 sit-ups daily
Analysis of the 2020 Global Peace Index
These are the top five peace-loving countries
Rank / Country Score (Increase / Decrease)
1. Iceland 1.078 (00)
2. New Zealand 1.198 (00)
3. Portugal 1.247 (00)
4.Austria 1.275 (00)
5. Denmark 1.283 (00)