How to choose a destination?
Do you consider the perceived degree of risk you may encounter on your travels?. Obviously I write for KiwiCRUISER.com and and tepukebackpackers.com so can confess to being bias therefore I am delighted to find and cite irrefutable data.
According to the “2015 Global Peace Index” New Zealand ranked # 1 Most Peaceful Country in the Asian – Pacific region and 4 th most peaceful country in the World. Furthermore, since 2008 the world is becoming increasingly divided where some countries are experiencing unprecedented peace & prosperity while others spiral further into violence & conflict. This you may say is hardly news you just need to pay attention to the latest news bulletin to acknowledge as true.
Ranked ahead of some 18 other countries;
New Zealand #1, Japan 2, Australia 3, Singapore 4, Malaysia 5, Taiwan 6, Laos 7, South Korea 8, Mongolia 9, Indonesia 10, Vietnam 11, Timor-Leste 12, Papua New Guinea 13, Cambodia 14, China 15, Thailand 16, Myanmar 17, Philippines 18, North Korea 19
Top 10 most Peaceful Countries in the entire World.
New Zealand is ranked the 4th most peaceful country in the world, therefore by default is one of the top the most desirable destinations in the world for tourists today, ahead of our cousin Australia who are also ranked highly as the 9th most peaceful country in the world today.
“It’s a place that will forever keep you under it’s spell”
- 1 Iceland,
- 2 Denmark,
- 3 Austria,
- 4 New Zealand,
- 5 Switzerland,
- 6 Finland,
- 7 Canada,
- 8 Japan,
- 9 Australia,
- 10 Czech Republic
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that Syria remains the world’s least peaceful country, followed by Iraq and Afghanistan. The country that suffered the most severe deterioration in peace was Libya, which now ranks 149th of 162 countries.
Peace however is more than just the absence of conflict. Positive peace is more understood as the attitudes, structures and institutions that underpin peaceful societies. This research shows that in countries with higher levels of Positive Peace, – resistance movements are less likely to become violent and are more likely to successfully achieve concessions from the state.
The total economic impact of violence last year reached US$14.3 trillion, or 13.4% of global GDP. That’s equivalent to the combined economies of Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.