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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 Cyprus is

2017: 285,0001
2007: 275,0002

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 341
2007: 36.42

Number of Privately Owned Shotguns

In Cyprus, the number of shotguns in civilian possession is reported to be 104,6313

Number of Privately Owned Handguns

In Cyprus, the number of handguns in civilian possession is reported to be 303

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Cyprus ranked at No. 1074

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Cyprus ranked at No. 62

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

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

2015: 18%5

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Cyprus is reported to be

2017: 49,1421
2007: 104,6612 3

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

The rate of registered guns per 100 people in Cyprus is 10.356

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,7 but in Cyprus there are estimated to be

2017: 130,6731

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Cyprus are reported to have 99,0008 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Cyprus are reported to have 11,0009 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Cyprus, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 1210
2015: 18
2014: 11
2013: 22
2012: 25
2011: 711 12
2010: 713
2009: 15
2008: 1311 12 14
2007: 1111 12 14 15
2006: 12
2005: 1111 12 14
2004: 9

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2016: 1.0010
2015: 1.51
2014: 0.94
2013: 1.90
2012: 2.20
2011: 0.62
2010: 0.63
2009: 1.38
2008: 1.22
2007: 1.05
2006: 1.16
2005: 1.09
2004: 0.91

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Cyprus, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 1010
2015: 17
2014: 8
2013: 19
2012: 24
2011: 6
2010: 7
2009: 14
2008: 11
2007: 11

Rate of Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Cyprus, the annual rate of male gun death per 100,000 population is

2016: 1.6210
2015: 2.80
2014: 1.34
2013: 3.22
2012: 4.13
2011: 1.05
2010: 1.24
2009: 2.53
2008: 2.02
2007: 2.06

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Cyprus, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2016: 210
2015: 1
2014: 3
2013: 310
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 2

Rate of Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Cyprus, the annual rate of female gun death per 100,000 population is

2016: 0.3410
2015: 0.17
2014: 0.52
2013: 0.53
2012: 0.18
2011: 0.18
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.38

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Cyprus, annual homicides by any means total

2016: 1210
2015: 13
2014: 9
2013: 12
2012: 19
2011: 22
2010: 4
2009: 17
2008: 9
2007: 11
2006: 1516 17 18
2005: 20
2004: 1616 17 19
2003: 1419
2002: 220
2001: 7
1999: 421
1998: 4
1997: 622
1996: 10
1995: 9

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

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

2016: 110
2015: 1.09
2014: 0.77
2013: 1.04
2012: 1.67
2011: 1.96
2010: 0.36
2009: 1.57
2008: 0.84
2007: 1.05
2006: 1.416 17 18
2005: 1.9
2004: 1.616 17 19
2003: 1.7119
2002: 0.2620
2001: 0.92
1997: 0.8022
1996: 1.35
1995: 1.23

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Cyprus, annual male homicides by any means total

2016: 710
2015: 10
2014: 5
2013: 9
2012: 15
2011: 16
2010: 4
2009: 12
2008: 7
2007: 9

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

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

2016: 1.1410
2015: 1.65
2014: 0.84
2013: 1.53
2012: 2.58
2011: 2.80
2010: 0.71
2009: 2.17
2008: 1.29
2007: 1.68

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Cyprus, annual female homicides by any means total

2016: 523
2015: 3
2014: 4
2013: 3
2012: 4
2011: 6
2010: 1
2009: 5
2008: 2
2007: 2

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

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

2016: 0.8510
2015: 0.52
2014: 0.70
2013: 0.53
2012: 0.72
2011: 1.09
2010: 0.18
2009: 0.94
2008: 0.38
2007: 0.39

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Cyprus, annual firearm homicides total

2016: 610
2015: 7
2014: 4
2013: 511
2012: 12
2011: 2
2010: 2
2009: 516 11 17
2008: 5
2007: 3
2006: 5
2005: 10
2004: 111 17
2003: 1017
2002: 420
2001: 10
1997: 417
1996: 7
1995: 9

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.5010
2015: 0.59
2014: 0.34
2013: 0.43
2012: 1.05
2011: 0.18
2010: 0.18
2009: 0.46
2008: 0.47
2007: 0.29
2006: 0.48
2005: 0.99
2004: 0.1411 17
2003: 1.017
2002: 0.5220
2001: 1.31
1997: 0.417
1996: 0.8
1995: 1.1

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 52%16
2011: 33%16 24
2010: 13%16
2009: 26%
2008: 33%
2007: 23%
2006: 33%
2005: 50%
2004: 50.0%17
2003: 71.4%
1997: 66.7%
1996: 70.0%
1995: 100.0%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Cyprus, annual male firearm homicides total

2016: 410
2015: 6
2014: 1
2013: 310
2012: 11
2011: 1
2010: 2
2009: 4
2008: 3
2007: 3

Rate of Male Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.6510
2015: 0.99
2014: 0.17
2013: 0.51
2012: 1.89
2011: 0.17
2010: 0.36
2009: 0.72
2008: 0.55
2007: 0.56

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Cyprus, annual female firearm homicides total

2016: 210
2015: 1
2014: 3
2013: 210
2012: 1
2011: 1
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 2

Rate of Female Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.3410
2015: 0.17
2014: 0.52
2013: 0.35
2012: 0.18
2011: 0.18
2009: 0.19
2008: 0.38

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Cyprus, annual long gun homicides total

2013: 211
2012: 2 2011
2009: 2
2008: 2
2006: 1
2005: 2
:

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.2311
2012: 0.23
2011: 0.12
2009: 0.25
2008: 0.25
2006: 0.13
2005: 0.26

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Cyprus, annual gun homicides (other) total

2013: 311
2012: 10
2011: 1
2010: 2
2009: 3
2008: 3
2007: 3
2006: 5
2005: 5
2004: 1

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

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

2013: 0.3511
2012: 1.16
2011: 0.12
2010: 0.24
2009: 0.37
2008: 0.38
2007: 0.36
2006: 0.65
2005: 0.66
2004: 0.14

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Cyprus, annual suicides by any means total

2016: 3610
2015: 40
2014: 44
2013: 4510
2012: 36
2011: 30
2010: 38
2009: 33
2008: 41
2007: 19

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

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

2016: 2.9910
2015: 3.36
2014: 3.75
2013: 3.89
2012: 3.16
2011: 2.68
2010: 3.45
2009: 3.04
2008: 3.84
2007: 1.81

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Cyprus, annual male suicides by any means total

2016: 3110
2015: 31
2014: 31
2013: 4010
2012: 34
2011: 25
2010: 30
2009: 26
2008: 31
2007: 15

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

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

2016: 5.0310
2015: 5.10
2014: 5.18
2013: 6.78
2012: 5.85
2011: 4.37
2010: 5.33
2009: 4.70
2008: 5.70
2007: 2.81

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Cyprus, annual female suicides by any means total

2016: 510
2015: 9
2014: 13
2013: 510
2012: 2
2011: 5
2010: 8
2009: 7
2008: 10
2007: 4

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

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

2016: 0.8510
2015: 1.55
2014: 2.27
2013: 0.88
2012: 0.36
2011: 0.91
2010: 1.48
2009: 1.32
2008: 1.91
2007: 0.78

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Cyprus, annual firearm suicides total

2016: 410
2015: 10
2014: 7
2013: 1512
2012: 1212 25
2011: 512
2010: 4
2009: 9
2008: 7
2007: 4
2006: 4
2005: 2
2004: 2

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.3310
2015: 0.84
2014: 0.60
2013: 1.30
2012: 1.05
2011: 0.45
2010: 0.36
2009: 0.83
2008: 0.66
2007: 0.38
2006: 0.52
2005: 0.26
2004: 0.27

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Cyprus, annual male firearm suicides total

2016: 410
2015: 10
2014: 7
2013: 1510
2012: 12
2011: 5
2010: 4
2009: 9
2008: 7
2007: 4

Rate of Male Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.6510
2015: 1.65
2014: 1.17
2013: 2.54
2012: 2.07
2011: 0.87
2010: 0.71
2009: 1.63
2008: 1.29
2007: 0.75

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Cyprus, annual female firearm suicides total

2013: 010
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Handgun Suicides

In Cyprus, annual handgun suicides total

2006: 112

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

In Cyprus, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2006: 0.1312

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Cyprus, the number of long gun suicides is

2013: 512
2012: 2
2011: 3
2010: 2
2009: 2
2008: 4
2007: 4

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.5812
2012: 0.23
2011: 0.35
2010: 0.24
2009: 0.25
2008: 0.50
2007: 0.48

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Cyprus, annual gun suicides (other) total

2013: 1012
2012: 10
2011: 2
2010: 2
2009: 6
2008: 3
2006: 3
2005: 2
2004: 2

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

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

2013: 1.1612
2012: 1.16
2011: 0.23
2010: 0.24
2009: 0.75
2008: 0.38
2006: 0.39
2005: 0.26
2004: 0.27

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Cyprus, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2016: 110
2015: 1
2013: 114
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 1
2007: 2
2006: 1
2005: 2
2004: 6

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.0810
2015: 0.08
2013: 0.09
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0.09
2009: 0.09
2008: 0.09
2007: 0.19
2006: 0.13
2005: 0.26
2004: 0.81

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Cyprus, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2016: 110
2015: 1
2013: 010
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0
2009: 1
2008: 1
2007: 2

Rate of Unintentional Male Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2016: 0.1610
2015: 0.16
2009: 0.18
2008: 0.18
2007: 0.37

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Cyprus, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2013: 110
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Rate of Unintentional Female Gun Death per 100,000 People

In Cyprus, the annual rate of unintentional female shooting death per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.1810

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Cyprus, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2008: 114
2007: 1
2006: 1
2005: 2

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2008: 0.1314
2007: 0.12
2006: 0.13
2005: 0.26

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2013: 114
2009: 1
2007: 1
2004: 6

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

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

2013: 0.1214
2009: 0.12
2007: 0.12
2004: 0.81

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 010
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 115
2007: 2
2006: 1

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

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

2010: 0.0910
2007: 0.19
2006: 0.13

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 010
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 1
2007: 2

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

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

2010: 0.1810
2007: 0.37

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2013: 010
2012: 0
2011: 0
2010: 0

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2010: 115
2007: 2
2006: 1

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

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

2010: 0.1215
2007: 0.24
2006: 0.13

Legal Intervention Gun Homicides

ChartIn Cyprus, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2016: 110
2013: 1
2012: 1

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Cyprus, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is prohibited26 27

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Cyprus, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law28 29 30 31 32 33 34 27

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition exports from Cyprus is reported by Customs to be US$24,358,97335 (2011)36 37

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Cyprus was categorized as 'major'38 39 40

Firearm Imports

In Cyprus, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law28 29 30 31 32 33 27

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

The annual value of small arms and ammunition imports to Cyprus is reported by Customs to be US$15,509,76035 (2011)41 42 43 44 45

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Cyprus is negligible3

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Cyprus, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law46 47 48

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Cyprus include49 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, Cyprus scored

2018: 11.0050
2016: 8.2551
2014: 8.0052
2013: 8.0053
2012: 7.5054
2011: 8.5055
2010: 9.0056
2009: 10.2557
2008: 10.7558
2007: 8.5059
2006: 9.7560
2005: 8.5061
2004: 8.5062

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Cyprus is categorised as restrictive63

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Cyprus includes the Law on Firearms and non-Firearms 113 (i) of 2004,27 the Export and Transit of Firearms Regulations of 2013,28 the Regulations for the control of exports, brokering and the provision of technical assistance related to military equipment of 2011,46 the Council Directive of 18 June 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons,64 65 the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012 and the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 200366

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Cyprus are regulated by the National Police and the District Administrative Officer,27 and the European Commission65

Right to Possess Firearms

In Cyprus, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law67 68

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Cyprus, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms, firearms disguised as other objects, and armour-piercing, incendiary and expanding ammunition69 70

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Cyprus, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited69 70 24

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Cyprus, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted only with special authorisation71 72 70

Regulation of Handguns

In Cyprus, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted only with special authorisation69 71 72 70 24

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Cyprus, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law24

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Cyprus, only licensed gun owners73 69 71 24 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Cyprus are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example hunting, target shooting, collection, personal protection74

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Cyprus is 18 years74

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Cyprus must pass a background check which considers criminal, mental health and domestic violence74 24 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Cyprus, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are not required3

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Cyprus stipulates3 that a gun licence should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Cyprus, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is not required3 for a firearm licence

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Cyprus are permitted to possess only ammunition suitable for the intended firearm75

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Cyprus, the law requires76 77 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 Cyprus, licensed firearm dealers are required77 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Cyprus, State agencies are required76 78 79 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 Cyprus, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful27 80 72

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Cyprus include3 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 Cyprus include78 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Cyprus include3 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Cyprus, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law76 81 82 83

Firearm Tracing

In Cyprus, state authorities carry out84 82 77 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Cyprus, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law24

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Cyprus, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit (in exceptional circumstances)3

Penalty for Illicit Firearm Possession

In Cyprus, the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm85 is 15 years in prison and/or a fine86 27

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Firearms Surrendered and Seized

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

2011: 4287

Destruction and Disposal Policy

In Cyprus, it is state policy88 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, Cyprus 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 Parliament89 90

European Union Export Reporting

Under the European Union Common Position on Arms Exports, Cyprus 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 Cyprus has yet to submit a national report91 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 200992 by Cyprus.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified93 by Cyprus

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 ratified94 by Cyprus

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Cyprus 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 Aspects95

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Cyprus against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 9496 97 98 99 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Cyprus has submitted one or more national reports100 101 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Cyprus, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated101

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Cyprus, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated101

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Cyprus submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was not apparent101

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have not been donated101 by Cyprus to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Cyprus has declared102 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Cyprus has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1960103

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies does not list104 Cyprus as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

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

Global Peace Index

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


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