Namibia News
Namibia ranked 3rd most peaceful country as global community discusses world conflicts

More than 1 000 international delegates from different walks of life are expected to gather at the Proclamation Ceremony of the Declaration on the Cessation of war and achievement of World Peace in Korea, Seoul.
The event slated on March 14 2016, comes as Namibia was today rated 48th most peaceful country in world and the 3rd most peaceful country in Africa, after Mauritius and Botswana respectively.
The statistics released by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), ranks Iceland 1st followed by Denmark 2nd, then Austria with New Zealand scooping the fourth place. World super power, the USA is ranked 94.
Legal experts, politicians, NGOs and media practitioners are set to converge in Seoul next week to witness and support the declaration that will draw a new framework for an international law leading to global peace.
Organiser Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) together with the International Women's Peace Group (IWPG) and the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), aims to call the global community to stop wars and leave a legacy of world peace for future generations.
"HWPL believes that the global community should work together to create a world of peace and that they, themselves, should all become messengers of peace. Global citizens transcending nationalities, ethnicities, and religions are increasingly joining the flow of making our world more peaceful with their commitment to help establish HWPL's International Peace Law", reads the statement.
The statement further alluded that the proclamation ceremony will serve not only as a platform to proclaim such a Declaration to the public but also to initiate its development process into an enforceable International Law, bringing forth a world without wars.
At a time when the IEP reveals that despite living in the most peaceful century in human history, the world has become less peaceful over the last seven years, the Declaration on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace becomes significantly unparalleled in that its core elements are on the most controversial issues such as prohibition on production, sales, and supply of all weapons; renunciation of possessing war potential; and religious conflict resolution.
"There was a time when there were no universal human rights. No one could have imagined but today we all take it for granted. In the same way, no one can imagine the Declaration on the Cessation of War and Achievement of World Peace but one day our future generations will take it as a given as well".
This is the ninth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks the nations of the world according to their level of peacefulness. The index is composed of 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources and ranks 162 independent states, covering 99.6 per cent of the world's population. The index gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic and international conflict and the degree of militarisation.