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Peace Rank of Oceania, Eurasia, Asia Pacific & South Asia

Ranking of Peaceful Countries in Oceania, Eurasia & South Asia
Updated 2024

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World Rank
 New Zealand 1 New Zealand 4
 Singapore 2 Singapore 6
 Japan 3 Japan 9
 Bhutan 4 Bhutan 17
 Malaysia 5 Malaysia 19
 Australia 6 Australia 22
 Taiwan 7 Taiwan 33
 Vietnam 8 Vietnam 41
 South Korea 9 South Korea 43
 Mongolia 10 Mongolia 44
 Laos 11 Laos 46
 Timor-Leste 12 Timor-Leste 49
 Indonesia 13 Indonesia 53
 Moldova 14 Moldova 57
 Armenia 15 Armenia 66
 Cambodia 16 Cambodia 73
 Kazakhstan 17 Kazakhstan 76
Nepal 18 Nepal 56
 China 19 China 80
 Uzbekistan 20  Uzbekistan 86
 Bangladesh 21 Bangladesh 88
 Thailand 22 Thailand 92
 Georgia 23 Georgia 94
 Azerbaijan 24 Azerbaijan 95
 Papua New Guinea 25 Papua New Guinea 98
 Turkmenistan 26 Turkmenistan 100
 Kyrgyz Republic 27 Kyrgyz Republic 101
 Tajikistan 28 Tajikistan 102
 Sri Lanka 29 Sri Lanka 107
 Philippines 30 Philippines 115
 Belarus 31 Belarus 116
 India 32 India 126
 Myanmar 33 Myanmar 145
 Pakistan 34 Pakistan 146
 North Korea 35 North Korea 149
 Ukraine 36 Ukraine 157
 Russia 37 Russia 158
 Afghanistan 38 Afghanistan 163

The Asia-Pacific region saw stable rankings among many countries in the area which kept the region in the bronze-medal 3rd place position in peaceful regions behind North America and Europe. Ramping up of tensions in areas of the China Sea caused some downward trends in safety and peace but Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Timor-Leste showed reductions in internal tensions leading to upward swings in ratings. Cambodia and Thailand have worked together to improve neighboring relations that have been historically cold.

Australia, New Zealand and Japan have once again remained at the top of the class in the region and enjoy stable political systems, low crime rates and a healthy population making them perennial top rated countries for travel especially in regards to the level of peace in the population. Thailand made the largest gains on the peace charts with a reduction in crimes although it still ranks as one of the countries with the most number of people incarcerated per capita.

Deterioration in relations with neighboring countries in Russia and Eurasia have again dropped the Eurasian region lower in peace status. The entire region barely breaks the top 100 peaceful countries and would likely rate low on a choice for visiting let alone living. Economic downturns and conflicts in Ukraine and Tajikistan, combined with bombings and close quarters to escalations in tensions caused by the spread of religious fanaticism, make this region especially unpredictable.

Oceania and the Asia-Pacific remain higher on the world rankings but South Asia has suffered due to Afghanistan, Nepal and India having reduced their levels of peace on many parameters on the measured data. Volatility and Islamic activities have kept this part of the world in the bottom of the rankings.

Evaluating a ranking system to gauge the most peaceful countries in the world is by no means an exact science nor is the ranking designed to be used as an absolute. Positive peace factors are used such as a country’s commitment and political determination to: ensure access to affordable, make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all and to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

The rankings of the most peaceful countries in the world should be taken as another piece of the puzzle when determining where to go for a vacation or to live or visit. Just because a country ranks high on the list of the most peaceful nations does not mean that nothing bad could happen to visitors but it can give a good idea as to the mind-set of the population of the country and the ideals that the citizens most try to adhere to.

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