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Bangladesh ranks 3rd in South Asia, improves 7 steps in global peace index

 International Desk

 Published: 09:16 PM, 17 June 2021  

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Bangladesh has improved by seven steps in the Global Peace Index (GPI) this year compared to last year. The country has ranked third most peaceful country in South Asia and secured 91st position globally among 163 countries in the GPI index for 2021.  

Despite being ranked 97th last year in the World Peace Index compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), a Sydney-based international research institute in Australia, Bangladesh has risen to 91st position this year with a score of 2.068.

The Sydney-based international research institute, the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), publishes the World Peace Index every year. The index is based on information on the security and safety of citizens living in 163 countries around the world, economic values, trends and steps are taken to build a peaceful society.

The World Peace Index-2021 was published on Thursday. In this, Bangladesh has become the third in South Asia with 2.068 points.

As always, Bhutan tops the peace index in the region. They ranked 22nd in the world with 1.51 points. In this case, however, the country has dropped by two steps than last year.

Nepal has also dropped two steps and ranked 85th in the world and second in South Asia.

Bangladesh has overtaken Sri Lanka for the third position. Sri Lanka went down 19 steps and is currently ranked 95th with a score of 2.083.

Neighboring India secured the fifth position in South Asia and has been ranked 135th globally with an overall score of 2.553 while Pakistan ranked sixth in the region and 150th globally with an overall score of 2.869 in the GPI 2021. 

Like last year, Afghanistan is at the bottom of the list. Their GPI point is 3.631. 

Meanwhile, the position of the most peaceful country remains unchanged. Like last year, Iceland is at the top of the list again with 1.1 in the GPI 2021.

New Zealand went one step ahead and becomes the second and Denmark becomes third, progressing two steps. 

After dropping two steps, Portugal is in fourth place. The other countries in the top ten are Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Czech Republic and Canada. Six steps ahead, the United Kingdom is now 33rd and the United States ranked 122 by dropping two steps.