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Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal

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The 17th edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranks Portugal as the 7th safest country in the world, in a ranking led for the 16th time by Iceland.

Portugal moves up one position compared to the 2022 index and appears with a score of 1,333, behind Iceland (1,124 points), Denmark (1,31 points), Ireland (1,312 points), New Zealand (1,313 points), Austria (1,316 points) and Singapore (1,332 points), but ahead of countries like Japan (1,336 points), Switzerland (1,339 points), Canada (1.35 points) and Finland (1,399 points).

Globally, although 126 countries improved their peace index between 2009 and 2020, the 2023 Global Peace Index (GPI) reveals that the average level of global peace has deteriorated for the ninth consecutive year, with 84 countries recording an improvement and 79 a deterioration. Positive Peace measured by the Positive Peace Index (PPI) represents attitudes, institutions and structures that create and sustain peaceful societies. This demonstrates that the deterioration has been greater than the improvements, as the rise in post-COVID civil unrest and political instability remains high while regional and global conflicts accelerate.

 

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