Celebrating 10 Years of the Global Peace Index (GPI)

Join Diplomatic Courier  and the Institute for Economics and Peace to mark the 10th edition of the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of country peacefulness, and discuss the major challenges and opportunities for peace in the decade ahead. The Future of Peace Summit will be held on Wednesday, June 15 starting at 9:00 a.m. EDT at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

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The Global Peace Index, which ranks 162 countries on their peacefulness using 23 different indicators, has helped shift the world’s conversation about peace to a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human wellbeing and progress. The Index is included in thousands of university courses, is referenced by international media and used by the world’s major multilateral organizations including the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. News articles about the 9th edition of the Global Peace Index, released in June 2015, appeared in 75 countries and reached over 1.5 billion people. The Global Peace Index also led to the creation of the Institute for Economics and Peace, a global think tank that has made significant intellectual contributions in fields as diverse as terrorism, risk, the economic costs of violence and the study of positive peace, or the empirically derived attitudes, institutions and structures of more peaceful societies. The focus of the summit will be the main challenges and opportunities for peace over the next decade. Is the world becoming more or less peaceful? What countries and regions have improved the most in peace and why? How do you build support for long-term investments in peace in a world dominated by crisis response? What role can data and analytics play in supporting peace-building efforts? And what is the best way to get needed information into the hands of policymakers and other stakeholders? The summit will seek to address these questions, while at the same time providing a road map for the kinds of investments, such improved rule of law, control of corruption, and the establishment of a sound business environment, that create and sustain more peaceful societies over the long-term. All presentations will be broadcasted live here and via YouTube to 180 countries. Join the discussion on Twitter @diplocourier @GlobPeaceIndex  #2050Peace #Worldin2050

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