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Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

ChartThe estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Norway is

2011: 1,352,3801 2 3
2005: 1,320,0004

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2011: 27.295 6 3
2005: 31.34

Number of Privately Owned Rifles

In Norway, the number of rifles in civilian possession is reported to be 720,0007

Number of Privately Owned Shotguns

In Norway, the number of shotguns in civilian possession is reported to be 600,0008 7

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

In Norway, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be 720,0007

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. 449

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. 114

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2005: 26.1%10
1989: 31.5%

Proportion of Households with Handguns

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

2005: 3.7%10
1989: 3.7%

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

The number of licensed gun owners in Norway is reported to be 484,29811

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

The rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Norway is 9.775

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Norway is reported to be

2011: 1,229,43611
2005: 1,320,0004

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Norway is

2011: 24.815
2005: 28.54

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

ChartUnlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Norway there are estimated to be

2011: 122,9441 12 3
2004: 500,00013

Estimated Rate of Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

ChartUnlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Norway the rate of illicit firearms per 100 people is estimated to be

2011: 2.485
2004: 10.89

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Norway are reported to have 80,00014 15 firearms

Routine Arming of Police

In Norway, police officers on routine patrol do not carry a firearm16 17 18

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Norway are reported to have 10,50019 20 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Norway, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 6321 22
2013: 73
2012: 8821 22 23 24
2011: 14221 22 23
2010: 8725
2009: 10721 22 23
2008: 8821 22 26
2007: 1021 22 23 26
2006: 99
2005: 89
2004: 10321 22 27
2003: 116
2002: 106
2001: 10921 22 26
2000: 12621 22 27
1999: 13221 22 23 26
1998: 11321 22 23 27
1997: 14121 22 23 26
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: 1.225
2013: 1.44
2012: 1.755 24
2011: 2.875
2010: 1.7825
2009: 2.225
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: 11128 29
2010: 3130 31 28 29 32
2009: 2928 29
2008: 2733 28 29
2007: 33
2006: 45
2005: 29
2004: 39
2003: 48
2002: 39
2001: 33
2000: 53
1999: 3833 29
1998: 43
1997: 41
1996: 47
1995: 45
1994: 3433
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: 2.228 29
2010: 0.635 31 28 29 32
2009: 0.628 29
2008: 0.575 28 29
2007: 0.70
2006: 0.97
2005: 0.63
2004: 0.85
2003: 1.05
2002: 0.86
2001: 0.73
2000: 1.185 34 28 29
1999: 0.855 34 29
1998: 0.97
1997: 0.93
1996: 1.07
1995: 1.03
1994: 0.785 34
1993: 0.97
1992: 1.1
1991: 1.55
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Gun Homicides

ChartIn Norway, annual firearm homicides total

2014: 521
2013: 3
2012: 521 24
2011: 7121
2010: 2
2009: 9
2008: 3
2007: 221 29
2006: 1021
2005: 5
2004: 12
2003: 12
2002: 16
2001: 6
2000: 17
1999: 14
1998: 12
1997: 10
1996: 12
1995: 1135
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: 0.1021
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.1021 24
2011: 1.4321
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.06
2007: 0.0421 29
2006: 0.2121
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: 0.255
1994: 0.16
1993: 0.325 36
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%32
2007: 8.1%29

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Norway, annual handgun homicides total

2014: 421
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: 0.0821
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: 321
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: 0.0621
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: 121
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: 0.0221
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: 50537
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: 10.595
2007: 10.30
2006: 11.41
2005: 11.52
2004: 11.52
2003: 10.99
2002: 10.88
2001: 12.16
2000: 12.038
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: 5822
2013: 70
2012: 8222 24
2011: 6922
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: 1.1322
2013: 1.38
2012: 1.6322 24
2011: 1.3922
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: 3.9539

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Norway, annual handgun suicides total

2014: 422
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: 0.0822
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: 2022
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: 0.3922
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: 3422
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: 0.6622
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: 123 24
2011: 223
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: 0.0223
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: 0.1240

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Norway, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2005: 123
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: 0.0223
1999: 0.02
1998: 0.02

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Norway, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2012: 123
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: 0.0223
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: 123
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: 0.0223
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: 026
2007: 3
2006: 1
2005: 2
2004: 026 27
2003: 0
2002: 0
2001: 026
2000: 026 27
1999: 226
1998: 226 27
1997: 226
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: 0.005
2007: 0.06
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.005 27
2003: 0.00
2002: 0.00
2001: 0.005
2000: 0.005 27
1999: 0.045
1998: 0.055 27
1997: 0.055
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: 127
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: 0.0227
2000: 0.02

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2004: 127

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: 0.0227

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2004: 127
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: 0.0227
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 licence41 42 43 44

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Norway was ranked 'small'45

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Norway, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law46 47 48 49 50 51 52

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Norway is reported by Customs to be US$72,557,91253 (2011)54 55 56 57 58

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'59 60 61 58 62

Firearm Imports

In Norway, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law46 47 48 49

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Norway is reported by Customs to be US$124,745,86553 (2011)63 64 65 66

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Norway is low7

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Norway, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law67 68 69 70

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Norway include48 71 52 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: 15.2572
2014: 17.2573
2013: 15.0074
2012: 15.2575
2011: 16.2576
2010: 16.5077
2009: 16.7578
2008: 15.5079
2007: 17.0080
2006: 11.7581
2005: 11.7582
2004: 11.2583

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Norway is categorised as restrictive84

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Norway includes the Firearms and Ammunition Act 196185 and the Våpenforskriften (Weapon Regulations) of July 200886

Right to Possess Firearms

In Norway, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law87 88 89

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Norway, private possession of fully automatic weapons is permitted under licence89 32

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Norway, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted under licence89

Regulation of Handguns

In Norway, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted under licence90 91 32

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Norway, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law32

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Norway, only licensed gun owners92 32 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, security92 7

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 firearms93

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Norway must pass a background check which considers criminal and mental health92 32 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Norway, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are not required7

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Norway does not stipulate89 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 required7 for a firearm licence

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Norway are permitted to possess any number of firearms89

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Norway are permitted to possess any quantity of ammunition89

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Norway, the law requires94 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 required89 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 required43 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Norway, State agencies are required94 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 prohibited95

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Norway, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful95

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Norway, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined89

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Norway, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are not regulated89 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Norway include96 86 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 include89 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 include97 86 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Norway include98 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 law43 99 100 101 102

Firearm Tracing

In Norway, state authorities carry out103 101 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 not89 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Norway, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is prohibited98 32

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Norway, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is prohibited98 32

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Norway, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm104 is up to three months in prison105

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Authorities in Norway are known to have106 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 35,000106 (2003-04)

Small Arms Destroyed

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

2015: 11,947107
2014: 22,236
2013: 10,468108 109
2012: 13,083
2011: 22,218110 111

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Norway, it is state policy112 113 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, lists114 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 2006115 by Norway.

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified116 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 ratified117 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 Aspects118

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. 8119 120 121 122 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 reports123 69 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 designated124 69

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Norway, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated124

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 apparent69 125

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been donated69 by Norway to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Norway has declared126 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 1945127

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists128 Norway as a Participating State

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Global Peace Index

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