Tuesday, October 25, 2005

World is more peaceful now than at any time in 12 years

Despite the daily horrors in Iraq and seemingly regular spasms of terrorist-sponsored violence, the world is a much more peaceful place than it was a little more than a decade ago, a new study says.
Since the end of the Cold War, the number of armed conflicts has declined by more than 40 per cent, while the number of the deadliest conflicts - those involving more than 1,000 battle-related deaths - has dropped by 80 per cent, said the Human Security Report, which was released here [in New York] yesterday.
Over the past dozen years, the global security climate has changed in dramatic, positive and largely unheralded ways, the report states.
Civil wars, genocides and international crises have all declined sharply. International wars, now only a small minority of all conflicts, have been in steady decline for a much longer period, as have military coups and the average number of people killed per conflict per year.
(from Globe and Mail).


Pranav Joshi said...

Ho can u sau such a thing?
are we really peaceful amid such violances?

David August said...

A) I didn't say it, the Globe and Mail did B) fewer people are dying in wars now than they were before if this is what the data says and if the data is accurate