Thailand 124 on Global Peace Index-VoH

October 5, 2010

International human rights NGO Vision of Humanity has just released its annual Global Peace Index 2010, rankinh 149 countries on their state of peace. New Zealand ranks first .Thailand ranks 124th between Mauritania and Honduras with only 25 less peaceful countries beneath us. Sure Thailand aspires to be closer to the top of this list.

http://www.visionofhumanity.org/gpi-data/#/2010/scor

PEACE INDICATORS SCORE
Number of external and internal conflicts fought 1.5 score-2.gif
Estimated number of deaths from organised conflict (external) 1 score-1.gif
Number of deaths from organised conflict (internal) 3 score-3.gif
Level of organized conflict (internal) 3 score-3.gif
Relations with neighbouring countries 3 score-3.gif
Level of perceived criminality in society 3 score-3.gif
Number of displaced people as a percentage of the population 1 score-1.gif
Political instability 3.25 score-4.gif
Level of disrespect for human rights 3.5 score-4.gif
Potential for terriorist acts 4 score-4.gif
Number of homicides per 100,000 people 3 score-3.gif
Level of violent crime 4 score-4.gif
Likelihood of violent demonstrations 4 score-4.gif
Number of jailed population per 100,000 people 2.5 score-3.gif
Number of internal security officers and police 100,000 people 2 score-2.gif
Military expenditure as a percentage of GDP 1 score-1.gif
Number of armed services personnel per 100,000 people 1 score-1.gif
Exports of major conventional weapons per 100,000 people 1 score-1.gif
Imports of major conventional weapons per 100,000 people 1 score-1.gif
Funding for UN peacekeeping missions 1 score-1.gif
Aggregate weighted number of heavy weapons per 100,000 people 1 score-1.gif
Ease of access to small arms and light weapons 2 score-2.gif
Military capability/sophistication 3 score-3.gif

RELATED INDICATORS

DATA
Electoral process 7.75 /10
Functioning of government 6.79 /10
Political participation 5.56 /10
Political culture 6.88 /10
Civil liberties 7.06 /10
Corruption perceptions 3.4 /10
Women in parliament 13.3 %
Political Democracy Index 6.81 /10
Gender Inequality 0.69 %
Freedom of the press 44 /100
Exports + Imports as a % of GDP 102.24 %
Foreign Direct Investment (flow) as a % of GDP 4.55 %
Number of visitors as a % of domestic population 21.92 %
Net Migration (% of total population) 0.35 %
15-34 year old males as a % of total adult population 20.53 %
Gender ratio of population: men as a % of women 0.97 ratio
The extent of regional integration 3 /5
Current education spending (% of GDP) 4 %
Primary school enrolment ratio (% Net) 94.21 %
Secondary school enrolment ratio (% Net) 71.01 %
Higher education enrolment (% Gross) 45.9 %
Mean years of schooling 13.54 yrs
Adult literacy rate (% of pop over 15) 94.15 %
Hostility to foreigners/private property 2 /4
Willingness to fight 4 /5
Nominal GDP (US$PPP bn) 540.34 $USD
Nominal GDP (US$bn) 263.89 $USD
GDP per capita (US$) 3940 per capita
Gini-coefficient 42.5 %
Unemployment % 1.48 %
Life expectancy 68.86 yrs
Infant mortality per 1,000 live births 12.51 / 1,000 births

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