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StockpilesGun Numbers

Civilian Guns

Number of Privately Owned Firearms

The estimated total number of guns (both licit and illicit) held by civilians in Poland is 510,0001

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

The estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) in Poland is 1.31 firearms per 100 people

Number of Privately Owned Rifles

In Poland, the number of rifles in civilian possession is reported to be 179,1182

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

In Poland, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be 12,7162

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Poland ranked at No. 783

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Poland ranked at No. 1421

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2004/05: 4.4%4
1999/2003: 3.7%
1995/98: 4.7%
1992/94: 2.5%

Proportion of Households with Rifles

In Poland, the percentage of households with one or more rifles is reported to be

2005: 9%5

Proportion of Households with Shotguns

In Poland, the percentage of households with one or more shotguns is reported to be

2005: 44%5

Proportion of Households with Handguns

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

2004/05: 0.9%4 5
1999/2003: 1.3%
1995/98: 1.0%
1992/94: 1.1%

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

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

2014: 340,0006
1999: 131,2492

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

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

2014: 0.897
1999: 0.34

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Poland is reported to be

2014: 500,0006
2005: 314,6411

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Poland is

2014: 1.307
2005: 0.82

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Poland there are estimated to be 300,000 to 500,0008

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Poland are reported to have 2,000,0009 10 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Poland are reported to have 139,25311 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Poland, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 9312 13 14 15
2013: 98
2012: 10412 13 14 15 16
2011: 9912 13 14 15
2010: 9817
2009: 11612 13 14 15
2008: 114
2007: 116
2006: 97
2005: 121
2004: 141
2003: 154
2002: 182
2001: 160
2000: 211
1999: 221

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.247
2013: 0.25
2012: 0.277 16
2011: 0.267
2010: 0.2617
2009: 0.307
2008: 0.30
2007: 0.30
2006: 0.25
2005: 0.31
2004: 0.37
2003: 0.40
2002: 0.47
2001: 0.41
2000: 0.55
1999: 0.57

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Poland, annual homicides by any means total

2012: 31018
2011: 44919 20
2010: 436
2009: 493
2008: 460
2007: 525
2006: 49019 21
2005: 555
2004: 63319 22
2003: 662
2002: 71619 23
2001: 776
2000: 85519 24
1999: 1,82024
1998: 1,869
1997: 80725
1996: 873
1995: 853

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

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

2012: 0.818
2011: 1.219 20
2010: 1.1
2009: 1.3
2008: 1.219 20 26
2007: 1.4
2006: 1.319 21 26
2005: 1.5
2004: 1.719 22 26
2003: 1.7
2002: 1.919 23 26
2001: 2.0
2000: 2.219 24 26
1999: 4.7024 26
1998: 4.83
1997: 2.0925 26
1996: 2.26
1995: 2.21

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Poland, annual firearm homicides total

2014: 2112
2013: 25
2012: 2012 16
2011: 1612 19
2010: 9
2009: 1512 19 20
2008: 19
2007: 34
2006: 25
2005: 24
2004: 2612 20
2003: 47
2002: 74
2001: 58
2000: 7912
1999: 79
1998: 12124 20
1997: 10425
1996: 110
1995: 104

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0612
2013: 0.06
2012: 0.0512 16
2011: 0.0412 7
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.0412 7 20
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.09
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.0712 20
2003: 0.12
2002: 0.2
2001: 0.15
2000: 0.2112
1999: 0.2
1998: 0.3124 20
1997: 0.2725
1996: 0.28
1995: 0.27

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 4%18
2011: 5%19
2010: 7%
2009: 7%
2008: 7%
2007: 10%
2006: 10%
2005: 10%
2004: 10.6%20
2003: 14.5%
2002: 15.5%
2001: 16.9%
1998: 14.2%

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Poland, annual handgun homicides total

2014: 212
2013: 8
2012: 5
2011: 3
2009: 1
2008: 6
2007: 5
2006: 4
2005: 4
2004: 2
2003: 3
2002: 12
2001: 5
2000: 11
1999: 21

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0112
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.01
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.03
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.03
1999: 0.05

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Poland, annual long gun homicides total

2013: 212
2012: 3
2011: 1
2010: 1
2009: 3
2007: 4
2006: 2
2005: 2
2003: 4
2002: 1
2001: 3
2000: 6
1999: 1

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.0112
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.00
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.02
1999: 0.00

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Poland, annual gun homicides (other) total

2014: 1912
2013: 15
2012: 12
2011: 12
2010: 8
2009: 11
2008: 13
2007: 25
2006: 19
2005: 18
2004: 24
2003: 40
2002: 61
2001: 50
2000: 62
1999: 57

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

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

2014: 0.0512
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.03
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.05
2005: 0.05
2004: 0.06
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.16
2001: 0.13
2000: 0.16
1999: 0.15

Suicides (any method)

In Poland, annual suicides by any means total

1996: 5,44627

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

In Poland, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

1996: 14.1327

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Poland, annual firearm suicides total

2014: 3513
2013: 35
2012: 4213 16
2011: 3513
2010: 46
2009: 55
2008: 54
2007: 48
2006: 41
2005: 45
2004: 60
2003: 48
2002: 58
2001: 36
2000: 63
1999: 65

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0913
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.1113 16
2011: 0.0913
2010: 0.12
2009: 0.14
2008: 0.14
2007: 0.13
2006: 0.11
2005: 0.12
2004: 0.16
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.15
2001: 0.09
2000: 0.16
1999: 0.17

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Poland, annual handgun suicides total

2014: 2013
2013: 15
2012: 15
2011: 8
2010: 16
2009: 11
2008: 17
2007: 12
2006: 10
2005: 14
2004: 17
2003: 13
2002: 21
2001: 9
2000: 13
1999: 16

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0513
2013: 0.04
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.03
2006: 0.03
2005: 0.04
2004: 0.04
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.03
1999: 0.04

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Poland, the number of long gun suicides is

2014: 413
2013: 7
2012: 6
2011: 10
2010: 6
2009: 14
2008: 8
2007: 10
2006: 14
2005: 9
2004: 12
2003: 11
2002: 12
2001: 5
2000: 20
1999: 19

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0113
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.03
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.04
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.03
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.03
2003: 0.03
2002: 0.03
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.05
1999: 0.05

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Poland, annual gun suicides (other) total

2014: 1113
2013: 13
2012: 21
2011: 17
2010: 24
2009: 30
2008: 29
2007: 26
2006: 17
2005: 22
2004: 31
2003: 24
2002: 25
2001: 22
2000: 30
1999: 30

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

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

2014: 0.0313
2013: 0.03
2012: 0.05
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.06
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.08
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.06
2004: 0.08
2003: 0.06
2002: 0.07
2001: 0.06
2000: 0.08
1999: 0.08

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Poland, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2014: 1414
2013: 4
2012: 1414 16
2011: 1014
2010: 7
2009: 11
2008: 12
2007: 6
2006: 6
2005: 2
2004: 8
2003: 9
2002: 8
2001: 10
2000: 15
1999: 14

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0414
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.0414 7
2011: 0.0314
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.03
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.02
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.03
2000: 0.04
1999: 0.04

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Poland, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2012: 214
2011: 1
2010: 1
2009: 2
2008: 3
2007: 1
2006: 1
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 1
2001: 1
2000: 6
1999: 4

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.0114
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.00
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2004: 0.00
2003: 0.00
2002: 0.00
2001: 0.00
2000: 0.02
1999: 0.01

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Poland, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2014: 1214
2013: 1
2012: 8
2011: 1
2009: 3
2008: 2
2007: 2
2006: 2
2005: 1
2004: 6
2003: 5
2002: 2
2001: 5
2000: 4
1999: 6

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0314
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.02
2011: 0.00
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.01
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.01
1999: 0.02

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2014: 214
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 8
2010: 6
2009: 6
2008: 7
2007: 3
2006: 3
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 3
2002: 5
2001: 4
2000: 5
1999: 4

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

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

2014: 0.0114
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.00
2004: 0.00
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.01
2001: 0.01
2000: 0.01
1999: 0.01

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 2315
2013: 34
2012: 2815 16
2011: 3815
2010: 36
2009: 35
2008: 29
2007: 28
2006: 25
2005: 50
2004: 47
2003: 50
2002: 42
2001: 56
2000: 54
1999: 63

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

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

2014: 0.0615
2013: 0.09
2012: 0.0715 7
2011: 0.1015
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.08
2007: 0.07
2006: 0.07
2005: 0.13
2004: 0.12
2003: 0.13
2002: 0.11
2001: 0.15
2000: 0.14
1999: 0.16

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 515
2013: 1
2012: 5
2011: 3
2010: 3
2009: 10
2008: 6
2007: 4
2006: 3
2004: 2
2003: 4
2002: 2
2001: 8
2000: 4
1999: 9

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

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

2014: 0.0115
2013: 0.00
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.01
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.01
1999: 0.02

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Poland, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2014: 315
2013: 3
2012: 3
2011: 6
2010: 5
2009: 5
2008: 3
2007: 4
2006: 1
2005: 6
2004: 6
2003: 9
2002: 6
2001: 8
2000: 9
1999: 3

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

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

2014: 0.0115
2013: 0.01
2012: 0.01
2011: 0.02
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.00
2005: 0.02
2004: 0.02
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.02
2001: 0.02
2000: 0.02
1999: 0.01

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 1515
2013: 30
2012: 20
2011: 29
2010: 28
2009: 20
2008: 20
2007: 20
2006: 21
2005: 44
2004: 39
2003: 37
2002: 34
2001: 40
2000: 41
1999: 51

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

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

2014: 0.0415
2013: 0.08
2012: 0.05
2011: 0.08
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.06
2005: 0.12
2004: 0.10
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.09
2001: 0.10
2000: 0.11
1999: 0.13

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Poland, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence28 29

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

In a classification of the world's small, medium and major firearm manufacturers, Poland was ranked 'medium'30

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Regulation of Firearm Exports

In Poland, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Poland is reported by Customs to be US$12,856,51639 (2011)40

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Poland was categorized as 'major'41 42 43

Regulation of Firearm Imports

In Poland, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law31 32 33 34 35 36 37

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Poland is reported by Customs to be US$49,497,19839 (2011)44 45 46 47

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Poland is moderate2

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Poland, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law48 33 49 50

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Poland include31 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, Poland scored

2016: 16.5051
2014: 14.2552
2013: 14.2553
2012: 12.7554
2011: 15.0055
2010: 14.0056
2009: 13.2557
2008: 13.7558
2007: 13.2559
2006: 12.0060
2005: 13.7561
2004: 9.0062

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Poland is categorised as restrictive63

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Poland includes the Law of May 21, 1999 on arms and ammunition,64 the Law of June 22, 2001 on economic activity in the sphere of manufacturing of and trade in explosives, arms, ammunition and technology of military or police use,29 the Council Directive of 18 June 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons,65 66 the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012 and the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 200367

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Poland are regulated by the European Commission66

Right to Possess Firearms

In Poland, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law68 69

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Poland, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms, firearms disguised as other objects, and armour-piercing, incendiary and expanding ammunition70 71

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Poland, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited70 71 18

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Poland, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted only with special authorisation72 73 71

Regulation of Handguns

In Poland, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted only with special authorisation, for hunting, shooting and protection only70 72 73 71 18

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Poland, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law18

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Poland, only licensed gun owners74 70 72 6 18 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Poland are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, personal protection, security75 6

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Poland is 18 years75

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Poland must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health and domestic violence75 6 18 records

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Poland stipulates2 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

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

Licensing Records

In Poland, authorities maintain a record2 of individual civilians licensed to acquire, possess, sell or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Poland are permitted to possess only ammunition suitable for the intended firearm76

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Poland, the law requires77 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 Poland, licensed firearm dealers are required78 77 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Poland, licensed gun makers are required28 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Poland, State agencies are required79 to maintain records of the storage and movement of all firearms and ammunition under their control

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Poland, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful80 73

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Poland include2 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private firearms and ammunition by licensed gun owners

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Poland include79 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Poland include2 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Poland, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law81 31 82

Firearm Tracing

In Poland, state authorities carry out82 77 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Poland, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law18

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Poland, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed without a permit2

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

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

2013: 1,56783
2012: 1,850
2011: 1,577
2010: 2,269

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Poland, it is not state policy84 to destroy surplus, collected and seized firearms rather than return them to the secondary arms market

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

European Union

As a member of the European Union, Poland is bound by the provisions of the ‘EU Firearms Directive’ – the 2007 Legislative Resolution on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons of the European Parliament85 86

European Union Export Reporting

Under the European Union Common Position on Arms Exports, Poland is bound to declare its transfers of military technology and equipment. Independent monitoring provides detailed comparisons of arms export reporting compliance across EU member states, and records that Poland has submitted one or more national reports87 on its arms transfers

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 not signed88 by Poland.

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified89 by Poland

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 ratified90 by Poland

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Poland 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 Aspects91

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Poland against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 1592 93 94 95 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Poland has submitted one or more national reports96 97 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Poland, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated98 97

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Poland, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has not been designated98 97

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Poland submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was not apparent98 97

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been donated97 by Poland to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Poland has declared99 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Poland has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1945100

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists101 Poland as a Participating State

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