The Institute for Economics and Peace invites you to join us at the event in New York City as we announce the results of the sixth annual Global Peace Index and inaugural Positive Peace Index:
Developing Global Metrics to Assess State Resilience and Risk:Implications of the Global Peace Index
Thursday, June 14, 2012 10:30am – 12:00pm
United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
Moderated by Navid Hanif, Acting Director, Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Jordan Ryan, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Development Programme, Director, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Motoko Rich, Reporter, New York Times
Michael Hastings, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
GPI results presented by Michael Shank, U.S. Vice President, Institute for Economics and Peace
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The Global Peace Index (GPI) is the first-ever analysis to methodically rank countries on their peacefulness and identify potential determinants of peace. Comprised of a range of indicators measuring the absence of violence in society, the GPI takes into consideration both internal and external factors, and measures 99% of the world’s population.
For the first time, this year’s report includes a Positive Peace Index, highlighting the key institutional factors associated with creating peaceful and resilient societies. The Positive Peace Index ranks countries by their institutional capacity to move away from violence and towards peace.
The Global Peace Index is produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), guided by an international expert panel of independent experts and supported by the Economist Intelligence Unit, which collates the data and calculates the rankings in conjunction with the IEP.
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