NZ fourth in peace ranking

New Zealand is the fourth most peaceful country in the world behind Iceland, Denmark and Norway, and Iraq is the most violent, says an annual study released yesterday.

Countries in the bottom five also include Afghanistan, Somalia, and Israel, according to the Global Peace Index, which welcomed a slight improvement overall in peacefulness. * The full table is on: http://www.visionofhumanity.org/gpi/results/rankings/2008/.

- NZ Herald

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