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Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

The estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Argentina is 3,600,0001 2 3 4 5

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

The estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) in Argentina is 8.81 4 firearms per 100 people

Number of Privately Owned Shotguns

In Argentina, the number of shotguns in civilian possession is reported to be 347,4956

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

In Argentina, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be 796,8746

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Argentina ranked at No. 197

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Argentina ranked at No. 624

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Argentina, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2008: 15%5

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

ChartThe number of licensed gun owners in Argentina is reported to be

2008: 624,7355
2006: 569,9792
1999: 450,0006

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Argentina is

2008: 1.548
2006: 1.44
1999: 1.22

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Argentina is reported to be

2010: 1,261,7589 10 11
2008: 1,123,0599 5
2007: 1,200,00012
2006: 1,185,4679 2
2001: 2,597,122

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Argentina is

2010: 3.058
2008: 2.77
2007: 3.00
2006: 2.99
2001: 6.89

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Argentina there are estimated to be 700,000 to 2,000,00013 2 12 5

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Argentina there are estimated to be 4.898 illicit firearms per 100 people

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Argentina are reported to have 430,00014 13 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Argentina are reported to have 175,00014 to 270,00015 13 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Argentina, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 2,98116
2013: 2,88217
2012: 2,41718 19
2011: 2,43820
2010: 2,37321
2009: 2,66322 23
2008: 2,53624
2007: 2,49325
2006: 2,45926
2005: 2,62827
2004: 2,84328
2003: 3,75229
2002: 4,40230
2001: 4,32230 31
2000: 3,78130
1999: 3,640
1998: 3,437
1997: 3,269
1996: 3,146
1995: 2,968
1994: 3,149
1993: 3,054
1992: 2,745
1991: 2,268
1990: 2,447
1989: 2,556
1988: 1,967
1987: 1,833
1986: 2,294
1985: 2,019
1984: 1,689
1983: 1,448
1982: 1,502
1981: 1,655
1980: 1,478

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Argentina, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 6.938
2013: 6.768
2012: 5.738 19 30
2011: 5.848 30
2010: 5.74
2009: 6.51
2008: 6.26
2007: 6.22
2006: 6.21
2005: 6.71
2004: 7.34
2003: 9.79
2002: 11.58
2001: 11.47
2000: 10.13
1999: 9.86
1998: 9.41
1997: 9.05
1996: 8.82
1995: 8.41
1994: 9.04
1993: 8.88
1992: 8.08
1991: 6.77
1990: 7.41
1989: 7.85
1988: 6.13
1987: 5.80
1986: 7.37
1985: 6.58
1984: 5.59
1983: 4.86
1982: 5.12
1981: 5.74
1980: 5.21

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Argentina, annual homicides by any means total

2014: 2,36816
2013: 2,19917
2012: 2,15232 18
2011: 1,80832 20
2010: 1,86832 33 34 35 21
2009: 1,83332 33 34 35 36 22
2008: 1,83432 33 34 35 36 24
2007: 1,79532 33 34 35 36 25
2006: 1,95932 33 34 35 36 26
2005: 2,03732 33 34 35 36 27
2004: 2,24832 33 34 35 36 28
2003: 2,79232 33 34 35 36 29
2002: 2,86232 33 34 35 36
2001: 2,601
2000: 2,150
1999: 2,66834
1998: 2,607
1997: 3.265
1996: 3,001
1995: 2,723

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Argentina, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2014: 5.508
2013: 5.16
2012: 5.108 32
2011: 4.33
2010: 4.528 32 33 34 35
2009: 4.488 32 33 34 35 36
2008: 4.53
2007: 4.48
2006: 4.95
2005: 5.30
2004: 5.80
2003: 7.28
2002: 7.53
2001: 6.90
2000: 5.76
1999: 7.238 34
1998: 7.14
1997: 9.04
1996: 8.41
1995: 7.72
1994: 4.5137

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Argentina, annual firearm homicides total

2014: 1,32116
2013: 1,19717
2012: 1,08818 32 19
2011: 84520 32
2010: 86021 32
2009: 90522 23
2008: 85824 33 34 38
2007: 77525 33 34 38
2006: 91426 33 34 38
2005: 96827 33 34 38
2004: 1,17728 38
2003: 1,67029
2002: 1,66539
2001: 1,61739 31
2000: 1,25039
1999: 1,082
1998: 920
1997: 942
1996: 840
1995: 746
1994: 720
1993: 761
1992: 726
1991: 650
1990: 826
1989: 981
1988: 603
1987: 551
1986: 837
1985: 718
1984: 624
1983: 459
1982: 396
1981: 433
1980: 351

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Argentina, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 3.078
2013: 2.818
2012: 2.588 19
2011: 2.028
2010: 2.08
2009: 2.21
2008: 2.128 34 38
2007: 1.948 34 38 36
2006: 2.31
2005: 2.47
2004: 3.048 38
2003: 4.368
2002: 4.38
2001: 4.298 31
2000: 3.358
1999: 2.93
1998: 2.52
1997: 2.61
1996: 2.35
1995: 2.11
1994: 2.078 40
1993: 2.218
1992: 2.14
1991: 1.94
1990: 2.50
1989: 3.01
1988: 1.88
1987: 1.74
1986: 2.69
1985: 2.34
1984: 2.06
1983: 1.54
1982: 1.35
1981: 1.50
1980: 1.24

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

ChartIn Argentina, the percentage of homicides committed with a firearm is reported to be

2012: 51%32
2011: 47%
2010: 46%
2009: 49.5%23
2008: 48%33
2007: 46%
2006: 43%
2005: 44%33 5

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Argentina, annual suicides by any means total

2014: 3,34016
2013: 3,10617
2012: 3,34218
2011: 2,98120
2010: 3,02421
2009: 2,90041 22
2008: 3,11141 24
2007: 3,00141 25
2006: 3,12841 26
2005: 3,02141 42 27
2004: 3,14741 28
2003: 3,27041 29
2002: 3,16541
2001: 3,135
2000: 2,807
1996: 2,24531

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Argentina, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2014: 7.768
2013: 7.29
2012: 7.92
2011: 7.14
2010: 7.31
2009: 7.098 41
2008: 7.68
2007: 7.49
2006: 7.908 41 42
2005: 7.718 41
2004: 8.12
2003: 8.53
2002: 8.33
2001: 8.32
2000: 7.52
1996: 6.298 31
1994: 6.7143

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Argentina, annual firearm suicides total

2014: 51516
2013: 53217
2012: 59318 19
2011: 60720
2010: 62121
2009: 65622 23
2008: 66524
2007: 72525
2006: 83526
2005: 85027
2004: 91928
2003: 1,03729
2002: 97139
2001: 1,07439 31
2000: 98939
1999: 924
1998: 963
1997: 861
1996: 851
1995: 882
1994: 1,042
1993: 993
1992: 979
1991: 749
1990: 821
1989: 870
1988: 712
1987: 668
1986: 893
1985: 746
1984: 639
1983: 616
1982: 702
1981: 776
1980: 674

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Argentina, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 1.208
2013: 1.25
2012: 1.418 19
2011: 1.45
2010: 1.50
2009: 1.608
2008: 1.64
2007: 1.81
2006: 2.11
2005: 2.17
2004: 2.34
2003: 2.70
2002: 2.56
2001: 2.858 31
2000: 2.658
1999: 2.50
1998: 2.64
1997: 2.38
1996: 2.38
1995: 2.50
1994: 2.998 44
1993: 2.898
1992: 2.88
1991: 2.24
1990: 2.49
1989: 2.67
1988: 2.22
1987: 2.11
1986: 2.87
1985: 2.43
1984: 2.11
1983: 2.07
1982: 2.39
1981: 2.69
1980: 2.38

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Argentina, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2014: 3616
2013: 1817
2012: 3118 19
2011: 3020
2010: 6421
2009: 2322 23
2008: 9124
2007: 12325
2006: 8526
2005: 13027
2004: 18728
2003: 19129
2002: 18439
2001: 23839 31
2000: 303 39
1999: 309
1998: 305
1997: 304
1996: 79
1995: 104
1994: 111
1993: 196
1992: 111
1991: 104
1990: 122
1989: 139
1988: 205
1987: 171
1986: 134
1985: 133
1984: 148
1983: 155
1982: 190
1981: 261
1980: 205

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Argentina, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.088
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.07
2011: 0.07
2010: 0.15
2009: 0.06
2008: 0.22
2007: 0.31
2006: 0.21
2005: 0.33
2004: 0.48
2003: 0.50
2002: 0.48
2001: 0.638 31
2000: 0.818
1999: 0.84
1998: 0.84
1997: 0.84
1996: 0.22
1995: 0.29
1994: 0.328 45
1993: 0.578
1992: 0.33
1991: 0.31
1990: 0.37
1989: 0.43
1988: 0.64
1987: 0.54
1986: 0.43
1985: 0.43
1984: 0.49
1983: 0.52
1982: 0.65
1981: 0.90
1980: 0.72

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Argentina, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 1,10716
2013: 1,13317
2012: 70518 19
2011: 95620
2010: 82821
2009: 1,07722 23
2008: 91824
2007: 86925
2006: 62126
2005: 67827
2004: 55828
2003: 84229
2002: 1,55839
2001: 1,35339 31
2000: 1,18539
1999: 1,248
1998: 1,189
1997: 1,121
1996: 1,323
1995: 1,198
1994: 1,236
1993: 1,046
1992: 885
1991: 711
1990: 573
1989: 442
1988: 279
1987: 301
1986: 245
1985: 247
1984: 142
1983: 141
1982: 138
1981: 127
1980: 198

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Argentina, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 2.578
2013: 2.66
2012: 1.67
2011: 2.29
2010: 2.00
2009: 2.63
2008: 2.27
2007: 2.17
2006: 1.57
2005: 1.73
2004: 1.44
2003: 2.20
2002: 4.10
2001: 3.598 31
2000: 3.17
1999: 3.38
1998: 3.26
1997: 3.11
1996: 3.71
1995: 3.40
1994: 3.558 46
1993: 3.048
1992: 2.61
1991: 2.12
1990: 1.73
1989: 1.36
1988: 0.87
1987: 0.95
1986: 0.79
1985: 0.81
1984: 0.47
1983: 0.47
1982: 0.47
1981: 0.44
1980: 0.70

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Argentina, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 5 56

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Argentina was ranked 'small'57

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Regulation of Firearm Exports

In Argentina, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law47 58 59 60 61 62

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Argentina is reported by Customs to be US$18,851,00263 (2011)64 65

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Argentina was categorized as 'major'66 67 68

Regulation of Firearm Imports

In Argentina, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law69 70 71 72 73 52 53 74 58 59 61 62

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Argentina is reported by Customs to be US$21,463,33663 (2011)75 76 77 78

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Argentina is high79

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Argentina, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are not specifically regulated by law80 62 81

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Argentina include58 60 certification of the intended end user of any small arms or ammunition transfer, and/or a written declaration of its intended end use

Transparency of Small Arms Transfers

ChartIn its annual Small Arms Trade Transparency Barometer, the Small Arms Survey compares public reporting among major arms exporting nations on a scale from strong to weak (25 to zero). In recent years, Argentina scored

2016: 8.0082
2014: 8.0083
2013: 8.0084
2012: 8.5085
2011: 9.0086
2010: 9.0087
2009: 8.7588
2008: 9.2589
2007: 9.0090
2006: 9.0091
2005: 10.0092
2004: 8.7593

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Argentina is categorised as restrictive94

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Argentina includes the Firearms Act No. 20429 of 197395 96 and its regulation, Decree No. 395/7597

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Argentina are regulated by the Ministry of Defence, through the National Firearm Registry,98 the National Gendarmerie, the Naval Prefecture and the Federal and Provincial Police99

Right to Possess Firearms

In Argentina, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law100 101

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Argentina, civilians are not allowed to possess military and automatic weapons,102 large gauge shotguns with a barrel length less than 380 mm, concealed firearms or launching weapons (pencils, pens, cigar, etc.), and expanding and incendiary ammunition,103 104 with only narrow exemptions,105 106 107 as well as certain types of handguns108 109 110

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Argentina, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited,102 103 110 with only narrow exemptions105 106 107

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Argentina, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted under licence111 112 110

Regulation of Handguns

In Argentina, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted under licence111 113 108 109

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Argentina, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law111 113 103 112 110

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Argentina, only licensed gun owners114 115 116 117 105 106 107 118 102 61 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Argentina are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, personal protection115 119 120

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Argentina is 21 years117 121

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Argentina must pass a background check which considers criminal, health and mental health117 122 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Argentina, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are not required123

Partner to be Advised or Interviewed

In Argentina, licensing authorities are not required123 to conduct interviews with, or to advise an applicant's spouse, partner, or next of kin before issuing a gun licence

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Argentina does not stipulate123 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Argentina, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course may be required122 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Argentina, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every five years124

Licensing Records

In Argentina, authorities maintain a record125 126 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Argentina are permitted to possess any number of firearms123

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Argentina are permitted to possess any quantity of ammunition123

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Argentina, the law requires127 121 99 128 129 130 125 126 131 132 61 55 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Argentina, licensed firearm dealers are required133 121 54 55 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Argentina, licensed gun makers are required48 49 121 54 55 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Argentina, State agencies are required134 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Argentina, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted121 135 136 137 129 138

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Argentina, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful133 135 73 121 52 139 140 137 53 141 129 138

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Argentina, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined123

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Argentina, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated123 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Argentina include142 143 144 52 145 146 102 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Argentina include142 143 52 147 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Argentina include134 147 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Argentina include142 148 53 149 150 113 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Argentina, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law151 152 48 153 154 155

Firearm Tracing

In Argentina, state authorities carry out156 125 126 154 131 132 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Argentina, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not123 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Argentina, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law157 146

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Argentina, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited, with few exceptions157 146

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Argentina, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is prohibited, with few exceptions157 146

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Argentina, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm158 is two years in prison and a fine159 160 161

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in Argentina are known to have162 163 164 165 166 167 implemented voluntary firearm surrender schemes, and/or weapon seizure programmes in order to reduce the number of illicit firearms in circulation

Surrendered in Gun Amnesty

In Argentina, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered in recent arms amnesty and collection programmes is reported to be 149,147162 (2007-14)168 5

Exchanged in Gun Buyback

In Argentina, the total number of firearms exchanged for monetary or in-kind compensation during recent gun buyback and disposal programmes is reported to be 160,531169 (2007-12)170 167 164

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

ChartIn Argentina, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered, bought back or seized by authorities is reported to be

2013: 4,218171 172
2012: 9,568
2011: 2,502
2010: 1,872
2009: 4,077172
2008: 2,501172 173
2007: 7,235
2006: 18,421
2005: 2,013
2004: 4,499

Small Arms Destroyed

ChartIn Argentina, the number of firearms destroyed following amnesty, collection and seizure programmes is reported to be

2013: 61,693162
2012: 17,878162 169 164
2011: 23,250162 174 175
2010: 20,168162 174 176 177
2009: 51,672162 174 176 177 178 131
2008: 32,825162 174 176 177 178
2007: 20,037162 174 176 179 178 180 12
2007/08: 52,9225
2006: 305162 174 178 5
2005: 4,808162 174 178
2004: 11,200
2003: 14,471
2002: 4,381162 174 181 178
2001: 3,925162 174 178
2000: 14,822
1999: 709
1998: 2,626
1996: 1,376
1995: 3,650
1994: 916
1993/04: 69,2765
1993: 709178

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Argentina, it is state policy182 183 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

Organization of American States

On 14 November 1997, as a member of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Argentina adopted the Inter-American Convention against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Explosives, Ammunition and Other Related Materials (CIFTA), a legally binding multilateral treaty of which the OAS is depository. The CIFTA Convention has since been signed and ratified184 185 by Argentina

United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

The UNCCPCJ, a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council mandated to promote action to prevent national and transnational crime, lists186 Argentina as an elected member

Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development, a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development, was signed in 2007187 by Argentina.

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified188 by Argentina

United Nations Firearms Protocol

The United Nations Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition has been signed and ratified189 by Argentina

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Argentina committed to a consensus decision of the United Nations to adopt, support and implement the UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects190

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Argentina against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 37191 192 193 194 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Argentina has submitted one or more national reports195 81 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Argentina, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated196 81

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Argentina, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated196 81

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Argentina submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was apparent196 81

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated81 by Argentina to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Argentina has declared197 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Argentina has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1945198

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists199 Argentina as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

For a profile of conflict in Argentina, select the Link icon to open an external web page from the UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia at Uppsala University

Global Peace Index

To see where Argentina ranks, select the Link icon to open an external web page at the Global Peace Index


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