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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 Norway is 1,320,0001

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

The estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) in Norway is 31.31 firearms per 100 people

Number of Privately Owned Rifles

In Norway, the number of rifles in civilian possession is reported to be 720,0002

Number of Privately Owned Shotguns

In Norway, the number of shotguns in civilian possession is reported to be 600,0003 2

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

In Norway, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be 720,0002

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Norway ranked at No. 444

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Norway ranked at No. 111

Proportion of Households with Firearms

ChartIn Norway, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004/05: 26.1%5
1989: 31.5%

Proportion of Households with Handguns

ChartIn Norway, the percentage of households with one or more handguns is reported to be

2004/05: 3.7%5
1989: 3.7%

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

The number of licensed gun owners in Norway is reported to be 484,2986

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

The rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Norway is 9.777

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Norway is reported to be

2011: 1,229,4366
2005: 1,320,0001

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Norway is

2011: 24.817
2005: 28.54

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Norway there are estimated to be 500,0008 9

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Norway there are estimated to be 10.897 illicit firearms per 100 people

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Norway are reported to have 80,0009 10 firearms

Routine Arming of Police

In Norway, police officers on routine patrol do not carry a firearm11 12 13

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Norway are reported to have 10,50014 15 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Norway, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 6316 17
2013: 73
2012: 8816 17 18 19
2011: 14216 17 18
2010: 8720
2009: 10716 17 18
2008: 8816 17 21
2007: 1016 17 18 21
2006: 99
2005: 89
2004: 10316 17 22
2003: 116
2002: 106
2001: 10916 17 21
2000: 12616 17 22
1999: 13216 17 18 21
1998: 11316 17 18 22
1997: 14116 17 18 21
1996: 145

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2014: 1.227
2013: 1.44
2012: 1.757 19
2011: 2.877
2010: 1.7820
2009: 2.227
2008: 1.84
2007: 0.21
2006: 2.12
2005: 1.92
2004: 2.23
2003: 2.54
2002: 2.34
2001: 2.41
2000: 2.80
1999: 2.96
1998: 2.55
1997: 3.20
1996: 3.31

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Norway, annual homicides by any means total

2011: 11123 24
2010: 3125 26 23 24 27
2009: 2923 24
2008: 2728 23 24
2007: 33
2006: 45
2005: 29
2004: 39
2003: 48
2002: 39
2001: 33
2000: 53
1999: 3828 24
1998: 43
1997: 41
1996: 47
1995: 45
1994: 3428
1993: 42
1992: 47
1991: 66

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

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

2011: 2.223 24
2010: 0.637 26 23 24 27
2009: 0.623 24
2008: 0.577 23 24
2007: 0.70
2006: 0.97
2005: 0.63
2004: 0.85
2003: 1.05
2002: 0.86
2001: 0.73
2000: 1.187 29 23 24
1999: 0.857 29 24
1998: 0.97
1997: 0.93
1996: 1.07
1995: 1.03
1994: 0.787 29
1993: 0.97
1992: 1.1
1991: 1.55
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Gun Homicides

ChartIn Norway, annual firearm homicides total

2014: 516
2013: 3
2012: 516 19
2011: 7116
2010: 2
2009: 9
2008: 3
2007: 216 24
2006: 1016
2005: 5
2004: 12
2003: 12
2002: 16
2001: 6
2000: 17
1999: 14
1998: 12
1997: 10
1996: 12
1995: 1130
1994: 7
1993: 14
1992: 12

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.1016
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.1016 19
2011: 1.4316
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.06
2007: 0.0416 24
2006: 0.2116
2005: 0.11
2004: 0.26
2003: 0.26
2002: 0.35
2001: 0.13
2000: 0.38
1999: 0.31
1998: 0.27
1997: 0.23
1996: 0.27
1995: 0.257
1994: 0.16
1993: 0.327 31
1992: 0.28

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2010: 11%27
2007: 8.1%24

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Norway, annual handgun homicides total

2014: 416
2012: 1
2010: 1
2009: 4
2005: 2
2004: 2
2003: 3
2002: 3
2001: 2
2000: 3
1999: 1
1998: 3
1997: 4
1996: 5

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0816
2012: 0.02
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.08
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.04
2003: 0.07
2002: 0.07
2001: 0.04
2000: 0.07
1999: 0.02
1998: 0.07
1997: 0.09
1996: 0.11

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Norway, annual long gun homicides total

2013: 316
2011: 1
2009: 1
2008: 1
2006: 2
2004: 1
2003: 2
2002: 7
2001: 1
2000: 9
1999: 7
1998: 5
1997: 3
1996: 3

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.0616
2011: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.02
2006: 0.04
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.04
2002: 0.15
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.20
1999: 0.16
1998: 0.11
1997: 0.07
1996: 0.07

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Norway, annual gun homicides (other) total

2014: 116
2012: 4
2011: 70
2010: 1
2009: 4
2008: 2
2007: 2
2006: 8
2005: 3
2004: 9
2003: 7
2002: 6
2001: 3
2000: 5
1999: 6
1998: 4
1997: 3
1996: 4

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of gun homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0216
2012: 0.08
2011: 1.41
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.17
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.20
2003: 0.15
2002: 0.13
2001: 0.07
2000: 0.11
1999: 0.13
1998: 0.09
1997: 0.07
1996: 0.09

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Norway, annual suicides by any means total

2008: 50532
2007: 485
2006: 532
2005: 533
2004: 529
2003: 502
2002: 494
2001: 549
2000: 541
1999: 583
1998: 548
1997: 533
1996: 517

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

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

2008: 10.597
2007: 10.30
2006: 11.41
2005: 11.52
2004: 11.52
2003: 10.99
2002: 10.88
2001: 12.16
2000: 12.033
1999: 13.1
1998: 12.4
1997: 12.1
1996: 11.8
1995: 12.6
1994: 12.2
1993: 13.7
1992: 14.4
1991: 15.8

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Norway, annual firearm suicides total

2014: 5817
2013: 70
2012: 8217 19
2011: 6917
2010: 84
2009: 97
2008: 85
2007: 62
2006: 87
2005: 80
2004: 89
2003: 101
2002: 89
2001: 103
2000: 108
1999: 114
1998: 98
1997: 127
1996: 125

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 1.1317
2013: 1.38
2012: 1.6317 19
2011: 1.3917
2010: 1.72
2009: 2.01
2008: 1.78
2007: 1.32
2006: 1.87
2005: 1.73
2004: 1.94
2003: 2.21
2002: 1.96
2001: 2.28
2000: 2.42
1999: 2.55
1998: 2.21
1997: 2.88
1996: 2.85
1993: 3.9534

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Norway, annual handgun suicides total

2014: 417
2013: 6
2012: 5
2011: 7
2010: 7
2009: 4
2008: 10
2007: 4
2006: 6
2005: 6
2004: 6
2003: 5
2002: 12
2001: 12
2000: 20
1999: 19
1998: 15
1997: 17
1996: 22

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.0817
2013: 0.12
2012: 0.10
2011: 0.14
2010: 0.14
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.21
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.13
2005: 0.13
2004: 0.13
2003: 0.11
2002: 0.26
2001: 0.27
2000: 0.45
1999: 0.43
1998: 0.34
1997: 0.39
1996: 0.50

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Norway, the number of long gun suicides is

2014: 2017
2013: 23
2012: 21
2011: 14
2010: 11
2009: 15
2008: 20
2007: 21
2006: 19
2005: 29
2004: 38
2003: 46
2002: 46
2001: 54
2000: 58
1999: 62
1998: 54
1997: 67
1996: 63

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.3917
2013: 0.45
2012: 0.42
2011: 0.28
2010: 0.23
2009: 0.31
2008: 0.42
2007: 0.45
2006: 0.41
2005: 0.63
2004: 0.83
2003: 1.01
2002: 1.01
2001: 1.20
2000: 1.30
1999: 1.39
1998: 1.22
1997: 1.52
1996: 1.44

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Norway, annual gun suicides (other) total

2014: 3417
2013: 41
2012: 56
2011: 48
2010: 66
2009: 78
2008: 55
2007: 37
2006: 62
2005: 45
2004: 45
2003: 50
2002: 31
2001: 37
2000: 30
1999: 33
1998: 29
1997: 43
1996: 40

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2014: 0.6617
2013: 0.81
2012: 1.12
2011: 0.97
2010: 1.35
2009: 1.62
2008: 1.15
2007: 0.79
2006: 1.33
2005: 0.97
2004: 0.98
2003: 1.10
2002: 0.68
2001: 0.82
2000: 0.67
1999: 0.74
1998: 0.65
1997: 0.98
1996: 0.91

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Norway, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2012: 118 19
2011: 218
2010: 1
2009: 1
2007: 3
2006: 1
2005: 2
1999: 2
1998: 2
1997: 2
1996: 4

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.0218
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.04
1999: 0.04
1998: 0.05
1997: 0.05
1996: 0.09
1993: 0.1235

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Norway, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2005: 118
1999: 1
1998: 1

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2005: 0.0218
1999: 0.02
1998: 0.02

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Norway, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2012: 118
2011: 2
2009: 1
2007: 2
2006: 1
1999: 1
1997: 2
1996: 1

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2012: 0.0218
2011: 0.04
2009: 0.02
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.02
1999: 0.02
1997: 0.05
1996: 0.02

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Norway, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2010: 118
2007: 1
2005: 1
1998: 1
1996: 3

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2010: 0.0218
2007: 0.02
2005: 0.02
1998: 0.02
1996: 0.07

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2008: 021
2007: 3
2006: 1
2005: 2
2004: 021 22
2003: 0
2002: 0
2001: 021
2000: 021 22
1999: 221
1998: 221 22
1997: 221
1996: 4
1995: 6
1994: 6
1993: 9
1992: 9
1991: 11

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

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

2008: 0.007
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.007 22
2003: 0.00
2002: 0.00
2001: 0.007
2000: 0.007 22
1999: 0.047
1998: 0.057 22
1997: 0.057
1996: 0.09
1995: 0.14
1994: 0.14
1993: 0.21
1992: 0.21
1991: 0.26

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Norway, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2003: 122
2000: 1

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

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2003: 0.0222
2000: 0.02

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

In Norway, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2004: 122

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

In Norway, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2004: 0.0222

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Norway, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2004: 122
2003: 1
2002: 1
1998: 1

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

ChartIn Norway, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2004: 0.0222
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.02
1998: 0.02

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Norway, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence36 37 38 39

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Norway was ranked 'small'40

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Norway, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law41 42 43 44 45 46 47

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Norway is reported by Customs to be US$72,557,91248 (2011)49 50 51 52 53

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Norway was categorized as 'major'54 55 56 53 57

Firearm Imports

In Norway, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law41 42 43 44

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Norway is reported by Customs to be US$124,745,86548 (2011)58 59 60 61

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Norway is low2

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Norway, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law62 63 64 65

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Norway include43 66 47 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, Norway scored

2016: 15.2567
2014: 17.2568
2013: 15.0069
2012: 15.2570
2011: 16.2571
2010: 16.5072
2009: 16.7573
2008: 15.5074
2007: 17.0075
2006: 11.7576
2005: 11.7577
2004: 11.2578

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Norway is categorised as restrictive79

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Norway includes the Firearms and Ammunition Act 196180 and the Våpenforskriften (Weapon Regulations) of July 200881

Right to Possess Firearms

In Norway, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law82 83 84

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Norway, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted under licence84 27

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Norway, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted under licence84

Regulation of Handguns

In Norway, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted under licence85 86 27

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Norway, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law27

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Norway, only licensed gun owners87 27 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Norway are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, collection, personal protection, security87 2

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Norway is 16 years with special consent, 18 or 21 years for particular firearms88

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Norway must pass a background check which considers criminal and mental health87 27 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Norway, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are not required2

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Norway does not stipulate84 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Norway, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required2 for a firearm licence

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Norway are permitted to possess any number of firearms84

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Norway are permitted to possess any quantity of ammunition84

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Norway, the law requires89 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 Norway, licensed firearm dealers are not required84 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Norway, licensed gun makers are required38 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Norway, State agencies are required89 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 Norway, the private sale and transfer of firearms is prohibited90

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Norway, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful90

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Norway, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined84

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Norway, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated84 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Norway include91 81 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 Norway do not include84 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Norway include92 81 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Norway include93 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Norway, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law38 94 95 96 97

Firearm Tracing

In Norway, state authorities carry out98 96 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Norway, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not84 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Norway, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited93 27

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Norway, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is prohibited93 27

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Norway, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm99 is up to three months in prison100

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in Norway are known to have101 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 Norway, the number of firearms voluntarily surrendered in recent arms amnesty and collection programmes is reported to be 35,000101 (2003-04)

Small Arms Destroyed

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

2015: 11,947102
2014: 22,236
2013: 10,468103 104
2012: 13,083
2011: 22,218105 106

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Norway, it is state policy107 108 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

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, lists109 Norway 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 2006110 by Norway.

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified111 by Norway

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 ratified112 by Norway

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Norway 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 Aspects113

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Norway against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 8114 115 116 117 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Norway has submitted one or more national reports118 64 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Norway, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated119 64

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Norway, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated119

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Norway submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was apparent64 120

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been donated64 by Norway to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Norway has declared121 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Norway has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1945122

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists123 Norway as a Participating State

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Global Peace Index

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