NEW YORK – International cooperation is rooted in the quest for a more harmonious, prosperous world. But fostering harmony on a global level requires strong national foundations. To this end, initiatives aimed at building strong education systems, equitable resource distribution, and well-functioning governments – all of which have been found to underpin peaceful societies – are critical.
One country with significant potential for peace is Mexico. Indeed, as the inaugural Mexico Peace Index (MPI) report revealed last year, Mexico ranks above the global average in terms of life expectancy, youth empowerment, and child-mortality rates. This can be attributed at least partly to its robust business environment, high educational and health standards, and other strong MPI measures, which have collectively improved by 7% over the last two years.