Kuwait second safest and most peaceful country in Arab world; Qatar no.1

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 2: The Global Peace Index ranks the safest and most peaceful countries in the world. This report is published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace, which defines itself as “an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable and tangible measure of human well being and progress.” A total of 163 countries are featured in the GPI report. The report researches countries to determine which are the safest and which are the most dangerous.

Globally Iceland remains at the top of the list of the most peaceful countries in the world, having maintained its position since 2008.
2. New Zealand — 1.269
3. Ireland — 1.288
4. Denmark — 1.296
5. Austria — 1.300
6. Portugal — 1.301
7. Slovenia — 1.316
8. Czech Republic — 1.318
9. Singapore — 1.326
10. Japan — 1.336
11. Switzerland — 1.357
12. Canada — 1.389
13. Hungary — 1.411
14. Finland — 1.439
15. Croatia — 1.440
16. Germany — 1.462
17. Norway — 1.465
18. Malaysia — 1.471
19. Bhutan — 1.481
20. Slovakia — 1.499

Kuwait ranked second in the Arab world and 39th globally in the list of the 10 safest Arab countries for the year 2022, while the State of Qatar topped the Arab list and ranked 23rd in the global rankings. Jordan ranked third and 57th in the world, while the UAE came fourth and 60th in the world, and Oman ranked fifth in the Arab world and 64th in the world, followed by Morocco on sixth, Tunisia on seventh, Bahrain ranked eighth, Algeria ranked ninth and Mauritania was on 10th followed by Saudi Arabia.

As for globally, according to the Global Safety Index, Europe had the lion’s share in the Global Safety Index report issued by the Institute for Economics and Peace for the safest countries in the world for the year 2022, as the list of the top 10 included 7 European countries, while no Arab country ranked 23rd.

The United States ranked 129th in the Global Peace Ranking for 2022. The United States’ ranking has fallen every year since 2016, a drop usually attributed to a decrease in life satisfaction, rising political division, and an increasing wealth gap. While Britain fell one place in the global safety index, as the index measures the crime rate in society, security control and the murder rate, as well as the increase in the percentage of those imprisoned for violent crimes and the rate of obtaining weapons.

Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, Russia and South Sudan are the least peaceful countries in the world

List of safest and peaceful countries in the world

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

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