The Mexico Peace Index, produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace, has reported that four of the top five most peaceful states in Mexico continued to improve their levels of peace. All five most peaceful states have shown an improvement in at least one key area due to conscious reforms.
Mexico City, April 10, 2018: The level of peace in Mexico deteriorated by 11% in 2017, according to the 2018 Mexico Peace Index (MPI), published today by the Institute for Economics and Peace, and based on the methodology of the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of peacefulness.
Mexico’s high economic impact of violence contrasts with the federal government’s underinvestment in public order and safety.
Because of the violence in the Syrian conflict, it remains almost impossible for Syria to foster practices of Positive Peace. Negative Peace efforts are an essential first step.
One of the Positive Peace pillars is critically predicated upon the efficacy of a modern education system in the production and distribution of human capital in a society.
The 2017 Positive Peace Conference brought together leading positive peace practitioners, policymakers, members of the media, and representatives of other fields to explore new opportunities and challenges for strengthening positive peace.
Though there have been attempts to curtail human rights violations, securing stability and peace for the North Korean people remains a nebulous task. The DPRK stands as one of the most repressive autocratic states today.
On 15 March 2018, Representative Engel presented the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018 to the United States Congress.
A discussion on peace metrics, featuring Steve Killelea, Michelle Breslauer.
“Following the slight improvement in global peace last year, here at the Institute for Economics & Peace we have commenced 2018 with a quiet optimism.”
The 2017 Positive Peace Conference was co-hosted by the Institute for Economics and Peace and the Stanley Foundation at Stanford University.
The humanitarian industry is booming and yet it is in crisis, writes Gilles Carbonnier.
The nature of intentional attacks against civilians in the world is mutating. Specifically, mass atrocity is transitioning from ‘state-centric and rebel-involved perpetration toward a murkier world of subterranean atrocity.
The logic follows that more employment reduces conflict risk, which in turn fosters the economic environment for investment and more jobs, which further increases stability that leads to more jobs and so on. However, the potential to realise this virtuous cycle is a lot more complicated.