Qatar ranks first in Middle East region in 2023 Global Peace Index


Jul 4, 2023

Qatar retained its rank as the most peaceful and secure country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the fifth consecutive year in the Global Peace Index (GPI) issued by the Institute of Economics and Peace in Australia.

While ranking 21st globally in the general index, advancing one place compared to 2022, it was also ranked first in the MENA region and ninth globally in the GPI’s Societal Safety and Security Indicator, making it among the ten safest countries in the world. 

The Global Peace Index ranks countries quantitatively and qualitatively on 23 indicators that measure the state of peace across different factors related to societal security, domestic and international conflict, and violent crime and terrorism.

In the period from 2019 to 2022, Qatar continued to advance in global ranks and outperform many advanced countries, progressing from the 31st position in 2019 to 22nd in 2022.

 Qatar has also maintained its position as the most secure country in the MENA region since 2008 and is the only country in the region to be among the 25 safest countries in the world.

Commenting on the report, the Ministry of Interior pointed out that Qatar’s advanced indices in GPI were due to the ministry's unwavering efforts anchored in an integrated working system in collaboration with other state institutions to ensure the best security performance rates, combat crimes and protect lives and property in line with Qatar's vision and strategy.

The ministry pointed to the substantial progress that Qatar has witnessed at the service and security levels over the past years and the performance made in various international indices by utilizing sophisticated infrastructure in its modern buildings and security systems built on cutting-edge technology, as well as its vision and strategy that aim to foster societal partnership and peace.

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