Is the world a less peaceful place?
According to Vision of Humanity, the world has become a less peaceful place, with a rise in the number of homicides and an increase in military expenditure. 2013 the GPI measured peace in 162 countries according to 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace.
Steve Killelea, founder of Vision of Humanity on peace, challenges and a call for global solutions to issues facing us in the 21st century.
“We are in an epoch different to any other epoch in human history. The problems we are facing are global in nature. They include climate change, ever decreasing biodiversity, full use of the fresh water on the planet and underpinning all these – overpopulation. Without peace we will be unable to achieve the levels of cooperation, inclusiveness and social equity required to begin solving these challenges, let alone empower the international institutions needed to regulate them.” Steve Killelea, founder of Vision of Humanity.
To find out more and explore the Global Peace Index interactive map, visit visionofhumanity.org