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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 Austria is

2017: 2,577,0001
2007: 2,500,0002

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 30.01
2007: 30.42

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Austria ranked at No. 313

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Austria ranked at No. 142

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

In Austria, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2015: 7%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2005: 15.1%5
1995/98: 15.3%

Proportion of Households with Handguns

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

2005: 5.6%5
1995/98: 8.1%

Number of Licensed Firearm Owners

The number of licensed gun owners in Austria is reported to be 330,0006

Rate of Licensed Firearm Owners per 100 Population

The rate of licensed firearm owners per 100 people in Austria is 4.087

Number of Registered Firearms

The number of registered guns in Austria is reported to be

2017: 837,0001

Estimated Number of Illicit Firearms

Unlawfully held guns cannot be counted, but in Austria there are estimated to be

2017: 1,740,0001

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Austria are reported to have 240,8808 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Austria are reported to have 37,9009 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Austria, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 25010 11 12 13
2013: 244
2012: 23010 11 13 14
2011: 21610 11 13
2010: 24715
2009: 23510 11 12 13
2008: 215
2007: 21010 11 12
2006: 24210 11 12 13
2005: 249
2004: 22910 11 12
2003: 245
2002: 28010 11 12 13
2001: 28110 11 12
2000: 301
1999: 29310 11 12 13

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2014: 2.9016
2013: 2.85
2012: 2.70
2011: 2.55
2010: 2.92
2009: 2.797
2008: 2.56
2007: 2.51
2006: 2.90
2005: 2.99
2004: 2.77
2003: 2.98
2002: 3.42
2001: 3.45
2000: 3.71
1999: 3.62

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Austria, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 23416
2013: 226
2012: 216
2011: 204
2010: 228

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Austria, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 1616
2013: 18
2012: 14
2011: 12
2010: 19

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Austria, annual homicides by any means total

2015: 4417
2014: 3816
2013: 36
2012: 36
2011: 46
2010: 45
2009: 43
2008: 45
2007: 45
2006: 61
2005: 54
2004: 59
2003: 50
2002: 65
2001: 70
2000: 82
1999: 6018 19
1998: 77
1997: 66
1996: 99
1995: 82

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

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

2015: 0.5117
2014: 2.9016
2013: 2.85
2012: 2.70
2011: 2.55
2010: 2.92
2009: 0.5
2008: 0.5
2007: 0.5
2006: 0.7
2005: 0.7
2004: 0.7
2003: 0.6
2002: 0.8
2001: 0.9
2000: 1.0
1999: 0.818
1998: 1.0
1997: 0.8
1996: 1.2
1995: 1.0
1994: 1.1720

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Austria, annual male homicides by any means total

2015: 2721
2014: 2116
2013: 15
2012: 16
2011: 26
2010: 17

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Austria, annual female homicides by any means total

2015: 1721
2014: 1716
2013: 21
2012: 20
2011: 20
2010: 28

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Austria, annual firearm homicides total

2014: 1010
2013: 13
2012: 510 14
2011: 8
2010: 15
2009: 20
2008: 14
2007: 13
2006: 1010 22 18
2005: 13
2004: 1310
2003: 16
2002: 1310 18
2001: 15
2000: 2510
1999: 17

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.1216
2013: 0.15
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.09
2010: 0.18
2009: 0.24
2008: 0.17
2007: 0.16
2006: 0.1210 7 18
2005: 0.16
2004: 0.1610
2003: 0.2
2002: 0.1610 18
2001: 0.19
2000: 0.3110
1999: 0.21

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 14%23
2011: 10%22
2010: 9%
2009: 9%
2008: 7%
2007: 11%
2006: 11%
2005: 8%
2002: 38.5%18
2001: 31.4%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Austria, annual male firearm homicides total

2015: 716
2014: 7
2013: 4
2012: 1
2011: 5
2010: 6

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Austria, annual female firearm homicides total

2015: 316
2014: 3
2013: 9
2012: 4
2011: 3
2010: 9

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Austria, annual handgun homicides total

2014: 110
2012: 1
2010: 1
2009: 6
2008: 1
2007: 3
2006: 1
2005: 5
2003: 4
2002: 3

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0110
2012: 0.01
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.07
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.04
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.06
2003: 0.05
2002: 0.04

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Austria, annual long gun homicides total

2012: 110
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 4
2003: 1

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.0110
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.05
2003: 0.01

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Austria, annual gun homicides (other) total

2014: 910
2013: 12
2012: 3
2011: 8
2010: 14
2009: 14
2008: 13
2007: 10
2006: 8
2005: 7
2004: 9
2003: 11
2002: 10

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

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

2014: 0.1110
2013: 0.14
2012: 0.04
2011: 0.10
2010: 0.17
2009: 0.17
2008: 0.16
2007: 0.12
2006: 0.10
2005: 0.09
2004: 0.11
2003: 0.14
2002: 0.12

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Austria, annual suicides by any means total

2014: 1,31316
2013: 1,291
2012: 1,275
2011: 1,286
2010: 1,261
1999: 1,55524

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

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

2014: 15.2416
2013: 15.08
2012: 14.98
2011: 15.17
2010: 14.93
1999: 19.1624
1994: 22.1225

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Austria, annual male suicides by any means total

2014: 98916
2013: 967
2012: 986
2011: 973
2010: 968

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Austria, annual female suicides by any means total

2014: 32416
2013: 324
2012: 289
2011: 313
2010: 293

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Austria, annual firearm suicides total

2014: 23011
2013: 218
2012: 21711 14
2011: 20511
2010: 225
2009: 204
2008: 196
2007: 195
2006: 228
2005: 233
2004: 215
2003: 227
2002: 261
2001: 263
2000: 275
1999: 272

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 2.6716
2013: 2.55
2012: 2.55
2011: 2.42
2010: 2.66
2009: 2.44
2008: 2.35
2007: 2.35
2006: 2.75
2005: 2.83
2004: 2.63
2003: 2.8
2002: 3.23
2001: 3.27
2000: 3.43
1999: 3.36
1994: 4.0626

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Austria, annual male firearm suicides total

2014: 21916
2013: 210
2012: 209
2011: 196
2010: 215

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Austria, annual female firearm suicides total

2014: 1116
2013: 8
2012: 8
2011: 9
2010: 10

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Austria, annual handgun suicides total

2014: 1611
2013: 11
2012: 13
2011: 21
2010: 17
2009: 20
2008: 21
2007: 14
2006: 12
2005: 12
2004: 19
2003: 16
2002: 9

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.1911
2013: 0.13
2012: 0.15
2011: 0.25
2010: 0.20
2009: 0.24
2008: 0.25
2007: 0.17
2006: 0.14
2005: 0.15
2004: 0.23
2003: 0.20
2002: 0.11

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Austria, the number of long gun suicides is

2014: 2211
2013: 22
2012: 33
2011: 30
2010: 27
2009: 21
2008: 28
2007: 17
2006: 22
2005: 18
2004: 23
2003: 22
2002: 27

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.2611
2013: 0.26
2012: 0.39
2011: 0.36
2010: 0.32
2009: 0.25
2008: 0.34
2007: 0.20
2006: 0.27
2005: 0.22
2004: 0.28
2003: 0.27
2002: 0.33

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Austria, annual gun suicides (other) total

2014: 19211
2013: 185
2012: 171
2011: 154
2010: 181
2009: 163
2008: 147
2007: 164
2006: 194
2005: 203
2004: 173
2003: 189
2002: 225

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

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

2014: 2.2511
2013: 2.18
2012: 2.03
2011: 1.84
2010: 2.16
2009: 1.95
2008: 1.77
2007: 1.98
2006: 2.35
2005: 2.47
2004: 2.12
2003: 2.33
2002: 2.78

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Austria, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2014: 212
2013: 2
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 3
2007: 2
2006: 1
2005: 1
2004: 1
2003: 2
2002: 3
2001: 3
2000: 1
1999: 3

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0916
2013: 0.13
2012: 0.09
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.02
2002: 0.04
2001: 0.04
2000: 0.01
1999: 0.04
1994: 0.0527

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Austria, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2014: 216
2013: 2
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Austria, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2014: 016
2013: 0
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Austria, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2014: 212
2013: 1
2008: 2
2007: 2
2005: 1
2003: 1
2002: 2

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2014: 0.0212
2013: 0.01
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.02
2005: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.02

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2013: 112
2009: 1
2008: 1
2006: 1
2004: 1
2003: 1
2002: 1

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

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

2013: 0.0112
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.01
2006: 0.01
2004: 0.01
2003: 0.01
2002: 0.01

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 813
2013: 11
2012: 813 14
2011: 313
2010: 7
2009: 10
2008: 2
2006: 3
2005: 2
2002: 3
1999: 124

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

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

2014: 0.0913
2013: 0.13
2012: 0.0913 7
2011: 0.0413
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.12
2008: 0.02
2006: 0.04
2005: 0.02
2002: 0.04
1999: 0.0124
1994: 0.0228

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 616
2013: 10
2012: 6
2011: 3
2010: 7

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 216
2013: 1
2012: 2
2011: 0
2010: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 113
2013: 2
2012: 1
2009: 3
2006: 2

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

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

2014: 0.0113
2013: 0.02
2012: 0.01
2009: 0.04
2006: 0.02

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 113
2012: 2

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

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

2014: 0.0113
2012: 0.02

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2014: 613
2013: 9
2012: 5
2011: 3
2010: 7
2009: 7
2008: 2
2006: 1
2005: 2
2002: 3

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

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

2014: 0.0713
2013: 0.11
2012: 0.06
2011: 0.04
2010: 0.08
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.02
2006: 0.01
2005: 0.02
2002: 0.04

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Austria, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence29

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

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

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

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

Firearm Exports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms exported from Austria is reported by manufacturers to be

2017: 42,13739
2016: 13,095
2015: 5,934
2014: 56,127
2013: 55,848
2012: 1,067,003
2011: 12,574
2010: 115,488
2009: 63,317
2008: 35,718
2007: 18,681
2006: 14,096

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

ChartThe annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Austria is reported by Customs to be US$

2016: 90,094,33040
2015: 41,534,368
2014: 142,245,273
2013: 147,433,945
2012: 107,212,07840 41 42
2011: 44,642,78543
2010: 167,000,00044
2001: 98,000,00041 45 46

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Austria was categorized as 'major'47 48 49 50 46 51

Firearm Imports

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

Firearm Imports (Number)

ChartThe annual number of firearms imported to Austria is reported to be

2017: 12,00939
2016: 15,793
2015: 68,464
2014: 6,625
2013: 28,908
2012: 9,511
2011: 8,938
2010: 12,857
2009: 9,221
2008: 6,363
2007: 2,665
2006: 13

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

ChartThe annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Austria is reported by Customs to be US$

2016: 55,499,54140
2015: 41,484,499
2014: 39,611,255
2013: 39,500,989
2012: 46,226,14640 52 53
2011: 42,554,91443 54
2010: 48,000,00055

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Austria is moderate6

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Austria, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law56 33 57 58

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Austria include59 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, Austria scored

2018: 16.0060
2016: 10.2561
2014: 10.5062
2013: 14.2563
2012: 13.7564
2011: 12.2565
2010: 12.2566
2009: 12.2567
2008: 12.2568
2007: 11.5069
2006: 11.7570
2005: 10.7571
2004: 8.0072

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Austria is categorised as permissive73

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Austria includes the Weapons Act (Waffengesetz) of 1996,74 the Trade and Industrial Code (Gewerbeordnung) of 2002,29 the War Material Act (Kriegsmaterialgesetz),31 the Foreign Trade Act (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz),56 the Council Directive 91/477/CEE of 18 June 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons,75 76 the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012, the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 200377 and the Convention of 1 July 1969 on Reciprocal Recognition of Proofmarks on Small Arms78

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Austria are regulated by the Federal Government,6 and the European Commission76

Right to Possess Firearms

In Austria, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law79 80

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Austria, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms, firearms disguised as other objects, and armour-piercing, incendiary and expanding ammunition81 82

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Austria, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited81 82 23

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Austria, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted only with special authorisation83 84 82

Regulation of Handguns

In Austria, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted only with special authorisation81 83 84 82 23

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Austria, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law23

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Austria, only licensed gun owners85 81 83 23 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Austria are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, collection, personal protection, security86

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Austria is 18 years, or 21 years for handguns86

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Austria must pass a background check which considers criminal and mental health86 23 records

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Austria does not stipulate6 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Austria are permitted to possess only ammunition suitable for the intended firearm87

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Austria, the law requires88 89 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 Austria, licensed firearm dealers are required90 89 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Austria, licensed gun makers are required90 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Austria, State agencies are required91 92 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 Austria, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful93 84

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Austria include6 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 Austria include91 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Austria include6 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Austria, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law94 95

Firearm Tracing

In Austria, state authorities carry out96 95 89 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Austria, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law23

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Austria, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit6

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Austria, it is state policy97 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, Austria 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 Parliament98 99

European Union Export Reporting

Under the European Union Common Position on Arms Exports, Austria 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 Austria has submitted one or more national reports100 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 signed in 2006101 by Austria.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified102 by Austria

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 ratified103 by Austria

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Austria 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 Aspects104

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Austria against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 38105 106 107 108 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Austria has submitted one or more national reports109 110 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Austria, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated111 110

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Austria, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated110

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Austria submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was not apparent110

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been donated110 by Austria to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Austria has declared112 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Austria has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1955113

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists114 Austria as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

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

Global Peace Index

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


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