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First Global Peace Index - the texture of peace

The Economist Intelligence Unit launched today a study ranking 121 nations by their 'absence of violence.' The 24 indicators include internal and external factors such as levels of violence within a country, organized crime, the number of people in prison, and military expenditure.

First Global Peace Index - the texture of peace

The Economist Intelligence Unit launched today a study ranking 121 nations by their 'absence of violence.' The 24 indicators include internal and external factors such as levels of violence within a country, organized crime, the number of people in prison, and military expenditure.

First Global Peace Index - the texture of peace

The Economist Intelligence Unit launched today a study ranking 121 nations by their 'absence of violence.' The 24 indicators include internal and external factors such as levels of violence within a country, organized crime, the number of people in prison, and military expenditure.

Child death rate down in some of the poorest countries

Bangladesh, Nepal and Malawi have made major strides in reducing child mortality despite a shortage of resources.

Political will and a focus on family planning programs were found key to decreasing fatalities, trumping, in many cases, national wealth as a deciding factor. The Save the Children report has more details.


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