2011 Global Peace Index



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The Global Peace Index (GPI) is a measure of relative position of nations and regions peacefulness. It was developed by Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and it was first launched in May 2007.

For 2011 index, it was released on 25th May 2011. The index based on 23 indicators and divided into three broad categories as below

  • Ongoing domestic and international conflict
  • Safety and security in society
  • Militarisation

In 2011, Malaysia ranked 19th out of 153 countries in the world, up 3 position from 22 in 2010. In the same year, Malaysia also ranked 4th in Asia Pacific behind New Zealand, Japan and Australia.

The table below is full list 2011 Global Peace Index.

Country 2011 Rank 2010 Rank
Iceland 1 2
New Zealand 2 1
Japan 3 3
Denmark 4 7
Czech Republic 5 12
Austria 6 4
Finland 7 9
Canada 8 14
Norway 9 5
Slovenia 10 11
Ireland 11 6
Qatar 12 15
Sweden 13 10
Belgium 14 17
Germany 15 16
Switzerland 16 18
Portugal 17 13
Australia 18 19
Malaysia 19 22
Hungary 20 20
Uruguay 21 24
Poland 22 29
Slovakia 23 21
Singapore 24 30
Netherlands 25 27
United Kingdom 26 31
Republic of China (Taiwan) 27 35
Spain 28 25
Kuwait 29 39
Vietnam 30 38
Costa Rica 31 26
Laos 32 34
United Arab Emirates 33 44
Bhutan 34 36
Botswana 35 33
France 36 32
Croatia 37 41
Chile 38 28
Malawi 39 51
Romania 40 45
Oman 41 23
Ghana 42 48
Lithuania 43 42
Tunisia 44 37
Italy 45 40
Latvia 46 54
Estonia 47 46
Mozambique 48 47
Panama 49 61
South Korea 50 43
Burkina Faso 51 57
Zambia 52 51
Bulgaria 53 50
Namibia 54 59
Argentina 55 71
Tanzania 56 55
Mongolia 57 92
Morocco 58 58
Moldova 59 66
Bosnia and Herzegovina 60 60
Sierra Leone 61 53
Gambia 62 63
Albania 63 65
Jordan 64 68
Greece 65 62
Paraguay 66 77
Cuba 67 72
Indonesia 68 67
Ukraine 69 97
Swaziland 69 73
Cyprus 71 76
Nicaragua 72 64
Egypt 73 49
Brazil 74 83
Equatorial Guinea 75 68
Bolivia 76 81
Senegal 77 79
Macedonia 78 83
Trinidad and Tobago 79 94
People’s Republic of China 80 80
Gabon 81 74
United States of America 82 85
Bangladesh 83 87
Serbia 84 90
Peru 85 89
Cameroon 86 106
Angola 87 86
Guyana 88 91
Montenegro 89
Ecuador 90 101
Dominican Republic 91 93
Guinea 92
Kazakhstan 93 95
Papua New Guinea 94 95
Nepal 95 82
Liberia 96 99
Uganda 96 100
Republic of the Congo 98 102
Rwanda 99 75
Mali 100 109
Saudi Arabia 101 107
El Salvador 102 103
Tajikistan 103
Eritrea 104
Madagascar 105 77
Jamaica 106 98
Thailand 107 124
Turkmenistan 108 117
Armenia 109 113
Uzbekistan 109 110
Kenya 111 120
Belarus 112 105
Haiti 113 114
Kyrgyzstan 114
Cambodia 115 111
Syria 116 115
Honduras 117 125
South Africa 118 121
Iran 119 104
Niger 119
Mexico 121 107
Azerbaijan 122 119
Bahrain 123 70
Venezuela 124 122
Guatemala 125 112
Sri Lanka 126 133
Turkey 127 126
Cote d’Ivoire 128 118
Algeria 129 116
Mauritania 130 123
Ethiopia 131 127
Burundi 132 131
Myanmar 133 132
Georgia 134 142
India 135 128
Philippines 136 130
Lebanon 137 134
Yemen 138 129
Colombia 139 138
Zimbabwe 140 135
Chad 141 141
Nigeria 142 137
Libya 143 56
Central African Republic 144 136
Israel 145 144
Pakistan 146 145
Russia 147 143
Democratic Republic of the Congo 148 140
North Korea 149 139
Afghanistan 150 147
Sudan 151 146
Iraq 152 149
Somalia 153 148


More information are available in The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) webpage.


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  • kingjoke 20th June, 2011, 9:05 pm

    unbelievable…we better than singapore? I think we should target below 10.

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