Singapore has gained itself many titles this year. From the happiest country in East Asia, to boasting the world’s best roads, and being named the world’s most overrated city, to name a few. Those overseas love to give us titles! But additionally, Singapore ranked as one of the most peaceful countries in the world for 2023.
World’s peaceful countries – Singapore
The Global Peace Index awarded Singapore sixth place on its annual list of the world’s most peaceful countries. This ranking is the highest among all Asian countries – making Singapore the most peaceful country in Asia followed by Japan at ninth place for 2023.
The Global Peace Index measures the level of peacefulness in 163 countries worldwide which is more than 99% of the world’s population. It considers factors like level of safety and security, the country’s military presence, and domestic conflict.
Iceland remains the most peaceful country since 2008. While Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, and Austria were ahead of Singapore in that order. Interestingly, Singapore moved from ninth place on the list in 2022 to sixth place for 2023.
Overall, the report found that global peacefulness has deteriorated the past decade. Eighty four countries recorded an improvement – Singapore being one of them – but 79 countries showed a downfall in peacefulness.
Here are the 10 most peaceful countries worldwide:
- New Zealand
On the other hand, Afghanistan remains the least peaceful country in the world. This is followed by countries like Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, Russia, and Ukraine, to name a few. It’s important to note this report was made before the Israel – Gaza war. See the full report on Vision of Humanity.