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We were honoured to be both the focus and the judges of the recent Data for a Cause challenge, in which data visualisation professionals produced visualisations based on the work of the Institute for Economics and Peace.
In 2015, a United Nations report warned that as a consequence of the devastation produced by the Israeli-Egyptian blockade and several successive Israeli military operations, Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020.
There is mounting evidence that climate change is creating the conditions for instability and poverty, two significant contributors to the outbreak of civil war and violence.
An old idea has recently come up again in the search for new funds for peacebuilding, writes Michael Brzoska.
While a small handful of individuals and companies may benefit from conflict, the majority suffer – not only in human terms, but also economically.
After last week’s launch of the Global Peace Index report, the media have been busy producing visualisations based on the Global Peace Index data.
93 countries recorded higher levels of peace in 2017, resulting in a slight improvement in world peace according to the annual Global Peace Index report.
More than half of all countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) saw their level of peacefulness deteriorate in 2017. Out of the five countries with the largest deteriorations worldwide, four were in SSA.
The Global Peace Index 2017 launched yesterday to extensive press coverage, a ‘Top News’ spot on Twitter and included a mention from acting legend Forest Whitaker.
The latest research from the Institute for Economics and Peace demonstrates that building up Positive Peace can be the preventative tool for the Sustaining Peace Agenda.
The 2017 Global Peace Index shows that the world became slightly more peaceful in 2016. While this is a positive trend, it also reveals an increasingly complex world.