Overall, people are learning better ways to get along with one another. Material gains are leading toward less strife in many parts of the world. Over time, as we are able to ensure that more people live in prosperous situations, we will see more peace. Some areas simply have more conflicts to untangle. It will just take time.
Society is generally becoming more peaceful and stable. Admittedly, the Middle East is still a very violent region of the World. However, war and violence throughout the rest of the World has been declining over the last several decades. People alive today live in one of the most peaceful times in the history of human existence. In short, yes, we are on the right path for creating more peace.
Yes, we are on the right track to creating more peace. The world is getting along much better due to globalization and countries working together. The Middle East needs to get on board and promote peace for their own prosperity. The world seems to be more peaceful and people have a more positive view of people in other regions.
Even though some things have gotten better, it still doesn't offset how much things have gotten worse. The reason is simply because eliminated sectionalism, states sovereignty, cultural differences is never good. We all have a tribe that we belong to and it is okay to ban certain people. Because the extent to which we hate our opposite is the exact same to the extent at which we love people who share our similar identity. Also "peace" is relative. So it's not really a good measure growth. Things primarily seems better because of the huge extension of credit. That's why people seem better off today than years ago.
Though in some ways we have gotten more understanding and open minded, like in legalizing gay marriage, I definitely wouldn't call it peaceful. We may not be actively at war with anyone right now, but with the amount of shootings and hate crimes being committed, there is still way too much violence, hate, and evil in the world for me to believe that we're truly on the right track to peace.