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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 Italy is

2017: 8,007,9201 2
2007: 7,000,0003 4

Rate of Civilian Firearm Possession per 100 Population

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

2017: 12.895
2007: 11.903

Number of Privately Owned Firearms - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the number of privately owned guns in 178 countries, Italy ranked at No. 156

Rate of Privately Owned Firearms per 100 Population - World Ranking

In a 2007 comparison of the rate of private gun ownership in 178 countries, Italy ranked at No. 553

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Italy, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2017: 6%1
2015: 6%7

Proportion of Households with Firearms

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

2005: 12.9%8
1992/94: 16.1%8 9

Proportion of Households with Rifles

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

1992: 10.7%9

Proportion of Households with Shotguns

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

1992: 1.8%9

Proportion of Households with Handguns

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

2005: 5.3%8
1992/94: 5.5%8 9

Number of Registered Firearms

ChartThe number of registered guns in Italy is reported to be

2017: 1,398,9201
2016: 1,260,00010

Rate of Registered Firearms per 100 Population

ChartThe rate of registered guns per 100 people in Italy is

2017: 2.255
2016: 2.03

Estimated Number of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,11 but in Italy there are estimated to be

2017: 6,609,00012

Estimated Rate of Unregistered and Illicit Firearms per 100 Population

Unregistered and unlawfully held guns cannot be counted,11 but in Italy the rate of such firearms per 100 people is estimated to be

2017: 10.645

Government Guns

Number of Military Firearms

The defence forces of Italy are reported to have 502,96013 firearms

Number of Law Enforcement Firearms

Police in Italy are reported to have 273,00012 firearms

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Italy, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2012: 78114 15 16 17
2011: 78014 15 16 17 18
2010: 79814 15 16 17
2009: 76919
2008: 79314 15 16 17
2007: 799
2006: 814
2003: 966
2002: 93714 15 16
2001: 887
2000: 1,026
1999: 1,073
1998: 1,153
1997: 1,17114 15 16 20
1996: 1,17714 15 16

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

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

2012: 1.2721
2011: 1.28
2010: 1.31
2009: 1.2819
2008: 1.325
2007: 1.34
2006: 1.37
2003: 1.66
2002: 1.61
2001: 1.53
2000: 1.78
1999: 1.86
1998: 2.00
1997: 2.04
1996: 2.05

Total Number of Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Italy, annual male deaths resulting from firearms total

2012: 72621
2011: 729
2010: 735

Total Number of Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Italy, annual female deaths resulting from firearms total

2012: 5521
2011: 51
2010: 63

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Italy, annual homicides by any means total

2015: 46922
2014: 475
2013: 502
2012: 46421
2011: 451
2010: 464
2009: 590
2008: 615
2007: 631
2006: 62523 24
2005: 610
2004: 72023 25
2003: 719
2002: 64423 26
2001: 709
2000: 76623 27
1999: 80527
1998: 876
1997: 87328 29
1996: 953
1995: 1,012

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

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

2015: 0.7822
2014: 0.79
2013: 0.84
2012: 1.2721
2011: 1.28
2010: 1.31
2009: 1.0
2008: 1.0
2007: 1.1
2006: 1.123 24
2005: 1.0
2004: 1.223 25
2003: 1.2
2002: 1.123 26
2001: 1.2
2000: 1.323 27
1999: 1.4027
1998: 1.52
1997: 1.528
1996: 1.7
1995: 1.8
1992: 2.2530

Male Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Italy, annual male homicides by any means total

2015: 32831
2014: 328
2013: 323
2012: 33321
2011: 328
2010: 334

Female Homicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Italy, annual female homicides by any means total

2015: 14131
2014: 147
2013: 179
2012: 13121
2011: 123
2010: 130

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Italy, annual firearm homicides total

2013: 41732
2012: 21914
2011: 20214 18
2010: 20914
2009: 21814 23
2008: 24614
2007: 269
2006: 26914 28
2005: 40428
2004: 478
2003: 34714 28
2002: 293
2001: 297
2000: 365
1999: 432
1998: 473
1997: 46314
1996: 548

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.7032
2012: 0.3621
2011: 0.33
2010: 0.34
2009: 0.3614 5
2008: 0.4114
2007: 0.45
2006: 0.4414 28
2005: 0.728
2004: 0.8
2003: 0.6014 28
2002: 0.51
2001: 0.52
2000: 0.64
1999: 0.76
1998: 0.83
1997: 0.8114
1996: 0.96
1992: 1.6633

Proportion of Homicides Committed With a Gun

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

2012: 45%34
2009: 41%23
2006: 66.7%28
2005: 66.2%
2004: 66.9%
2003: 65.9%
2002: 65.7%
2001: 65.7%
2000: 71.2%
1999: 71.3%
1998: 71.1%

Male Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Italy, annual male firearm homicides total

2012: 18421
2011: 172
2010: 174

Female Gun Homicide Victims

ChartIn Italy, annual female firearm homicides total

2012: 3521
2011: 30
2010: 35

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Italy, annual handgun homicides total

2012: 1314
2011: 19
2010: 25
2009: 31
2008: 30
2007: 31
2006: 39
2003: 40

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2013: 0.03
2012: 0.0214
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.05
2007: 0.05
2006: 0.07
2003: 0.07

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Italy, annual long gun homicides total

2012: 1514
2011: 28
2010: 23
2009: 20
2008: 23
2007: 18
2006: 30
2003: 40

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.0314
2011: 0.05
2010: 0.04
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.04
2007: 0.03
2006: 0.05
2003: 0.07

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Italy, annual gun homicides (other) total

2012: 19114
2011: 155
2010: 161
2009: 167
2008: 193
2007: 220
2006: 193
2003: 267

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

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

2012: 0.3214
2011: 0.26
2010: 0.27
2009: 0.28
2008: 0.32
2007: 0.37
2006: 0.33
2003: 0.46

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Italy, annual suicides by any means total

2012: 4,25621
2011: 4,152
2010: 3,987
1997: 4,69420

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

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

2012: 6.9521
2011: 6.80
2010: 6.56
1997: 8.1720
1992: 8.0035

Male Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Italy, annual male suicides by any means total

2012: 3,32321
2011: 3,289
2010: 3,126

Female Suicide Victims (any method)

ChartIn Italy, annual female suicides by any means total

2012: 93321
2011: 863
2010: 861

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Italy, annual firearm suicides total

2012: 48515
2011: 53315 18
2010: 52515
2009: 485
2008: 477
2007: 460
2006: 459
2003: 539
2002: 603
2001: 542
2000: 614
1999: 614
1998: 648
1997: 626
1996: 585

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.7921
2011: 0.87
2010: 0.86
2009: 0.81
2008: 0.80
2007: 0.77
2006: 0.78
2003: 0.94
2002: 1.06
2001: 0.95
2000: 1.08
1999: 1.08
1998: 1.14
1997: 1.1
1996: 1.03
1992: 1.1136

Male Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Italy, annual male firearm suicides total

2012: 46821
2011: 515
2010: 502

Female Gun Suicide Victims

ChartIn Italy, annual female firearm suicides total

2012: 1721
2011: 18
2010: 23

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Italy, annual handgun suicides total

2012: 5815
2011: 60
2010: 76
2009: 74
2008: 107
2007: 86
2006: 94
2003: 104

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.1015
2011: 0.10
2010: 0.13
2009: 0.12
2008: 0.18
2007: 0.14
2006: 0.16
2003: 0.18

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Italy, the number of long gun suicides is

2012: 11715
2011: 143
2010: 127
2009: 100
2008: 109
2007: 125
2006: 123
2003: 135

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.2015
2011: 0.24
2010: 0.21
2009: 0.17
2008: 0.18
2007: 0.21
2006: 0.21
2003: 0.23

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Italy, annual gun suicides (other) total

2012: 31015
2011: 330
2010: 322
2009: 311
2008: 261
2007: 249
2006: 242
2003: 300

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

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

2012: 0.5215
2011: 0.56
2010: 0.53
2009: 0.52
2008: 0.44
2007: 0.42
2006: 0.41
2003: 0.52

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Italy, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2012: 7516
2011: 4116 18
2010: 5316
2009: 49
2008: 61
2007: 60
2006: 64
2003: 57
2002: 41
2001: 48
2000: 47
1999: 27
1998: 32
1997: 38
1996: 44

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2012: 021
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.08
2008: 0.10
2007: 0.10
2006: 0.11
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.07
2001: 0.08
2000: 0.08
1999: 0.05
1998: 0.06
1997: 0.07
1996: 0.08
1992: 0.1137

Unintentional Male Gun Deaths

ChartIn Italy, annual unintentional male shooting deaths total

2012: 7221
2011: 39
2010: 48

Unintentional Female Gun Deaths

ChartIn Italy, annual unintentional female shooting deaths total

2012: 321
2011: 2
2010: 5

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Italy, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2012: 616
2011: 1
2010: 3
2009: 2
2008: 5
2007: 4
2006: 1
2003: 7

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.0116
2011: 0.00
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.00
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.00
2003: 0.01

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Italy, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2012: 1916
2011: 7
2010: 10
2009: 14
2008: 13
2007: 9
2006: 14
2003: 12

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

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

2012: 0.0316
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.02
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.02
2003: 0.02

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

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

2012: 5016
2011: 33
2010: 40
2009: 33
2008: 43
2007: 47
2006: 49
2003: 38

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

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

2012: 0.0816
2011: 0.06
2010: 0.07
2009: 0.05
2008: 0.07
2007: 0.08
2006: 0.08
2003: 0.07

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2012: 217
2011: 417 18
2010: 1117
2009: 17
2008: 9
2007: 10
2006: 22
2003: 23
1997: 4420

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

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

2012: 0.0017
2011: 0.0117 5
2010: 0.0217
2009: 0.03
2008: 0.02
2007: 0.02
2006: 0.04
2003: 0.04
1997: 0.0820
1992: 0.0638

Male Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2012: 221
2011: 3
2010: 11

Female Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2012: 021
2011: 1
2010: 0

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2010: 217
2008: 2
2007: 1
2006: 3
2003: 1
1997: 4420

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

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

2010: 0.0017
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.01
2003: 0.00
1997: 0.0820

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

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

2012: 117
2009: 3
2008: 2
2007: 1
2006: 2
2003: 4
1997: 4420

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

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

2012: 0.0017
2009: 0.01
2008: 0.00
2007: 0.00
2006: 0.00
2003: 0.01
1997: 0.0820

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

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

2012: 117
2011: 4
2010: 9
2009: 14
2008: 5
2007: 8
2006: 17
2003: 18
1997: 4420

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

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

2012: 0.0017
2011: 0.01
2010: 0.01
2009: 0.02
2008: 0.01
2007: 0.01
2006: 0.03
2003: 0.03
1997: 0.0820

ProductionGun Industry

Regulation of Firearm Makers

In Italy, the manufacture of small arms, ammunition and/or their components is permitted only if the maker holds a valid licence39

Small Arms Manufacture - World Ranking

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

Home-made Guns

In Italy, the prevalence of illicit craft, or 'home-made' firearm manufacture is reported to be moderate41

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Firearm Exports

In Italy, firearm and ammunition exports are limited by transfer control law42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49

Small Arms Exports (US$) - Customs

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

2016: 1,166,135,42650
2015: 1,087,960,278
2014: 1,326,422,815
2013: 1,302,153,266
2012: 1,119,213,50750 51 52
2011: 506,108,19153
2010: 473,000,00054
2001: 323,000,00051 55 56

Small Arms Exports - World Ranking

In a comparison of the world's major/mid-level/minor/unknown small arms exporters, Italy was categorized as 'major'57 58 59 60 56 61

Firearm Imports

In Italy, firearm and ammunition imports are limited by transfer control law42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Small Arms Imports (US$) - Customs

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

2016: 176,494,82150
2015: 183,399,059
2014: 196,598,030
2013: 206,949,975
2012: 179,866,25150 62 63 64
2011: 91,780,04953 59 65
2010: 68,000,00066
2001: 84,000,00062

Smuggling Guns and Ammunition

Reports suggest that the level of firearm and ammunition smuggling in Italy is moderate67

Regulation of Arms Brokers

In Italy, the activities of arms brokers and transfer intermediaries are specifically regulated by law68 44 69 70

End User Certificates

Customs regulations in Italy include71 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, Italy scored

2018: 19.5072
2016: 15.0073
2014: 16.2574
2013: 16.0075
2012: 16.0076
2011: 15.2577
2010: 15.7578
2009: 15.5079
2008: 14.7580
2007: 15.2581
2006: 14.0082
2005: 14.5083
2004: 14.2584

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Italy is categorised as restrictive85

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Italy includes the Royal Decrees No. 773/1931, No. 2482/1935 and No. 635/1940, the Law No. 110/1975, the Law No.146/2006 (Ratification of UN Protocols against organized transnational crime),39 42 the Legislative Decree No. 204/2010,68 the Council Directive of 18 June 1991 on Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Weapons,86 87 the European Union Firearms Regulation of 2012, the Common Position on the Control of Arms Brokering of 200388 and the Convention of 1 July 1969 on Reciprocal Recognition of Proofmarks on Small Arms89

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Italy are regulated by the European Commission87

Right to Possess Firearms

In Italy, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law90 91

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Italy, civilians are not allowed to possess automatic firearms, firearms disguised as other objects, and armour-piercing, incendiary and expanding ammunition92 93

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Italy, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited92 93 34

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Italy, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted only with special authorisation94 95 93

Regulation of Handguns

In Italy, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted only with special authorisation92 94 95 93 34

Law Regulates Long Guns

In Italy, civilian possession of rifles and shotguns is regulated by law34

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Italy, only licensed gun owners96 92 94 34 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Genuine Reason Required for Firearm Possession

Applicants for a gun owner’s licence in Italy are required to establish a genuine reason to possess a firearm, for example self-defence, hunting, sport, work or performance of duties, as well as collection97

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Italy is 18 years97

Gun Owner Background Checks

An applicant for a firearm licence in Italy must pass a background check which considers criminal and mental health98 97 34 records

Reference Required for Firearm Licence

In Italy, third party character references for each gun licence applicant are required99

Firearm Safety Training

In Italy, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is required99 for a firearm licence

Gun Owner Licensing Period

In Italy, gun owners must re-apply and re-qualify for their firearm licence every six years for most firearms, and every year for a concealed carry license100

Limit on Number of Guns

Licensed firearm owners in Italy are permitted to possess 3 firearms per acquisition permit99

Limit on Quantity, Type of Ammunition

Licensed firearm owners in Italy are permitted to possess only ammunition suitable for the intended firearm101 99

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Italy, the law requires102 103 104 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 Italy, licensed firearm dealers are required102 105 98 104 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Manufacturer Record Keeping

In Italy, licensed gun makers are required102 105 39 to keep a record of each firearm produced, for inspection by a regulating authority

State-Owned Firearm Records

In Italy, State agencies are required103 106 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 Italy, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful107 95

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Italy is obliged98 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Government

Government regulations in Italy include106 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by state entities

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Italy, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law108 103 109

Firearm Tracing

In Italy, state authorities carry out110 102 109 104 recognised arms tracing and tracking procedures

Carrying Guns

Law Regulates Firearms in Public

In Italy, carrying a gun in a public place is regulated by law34 4

Collection, Amnesty and Destruction Programmes

Small Arms Destroyed

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

2017: 19,988111
2016: 1,748

MeasuresInternational Controls

Regional Agreements

European Union

As a member of the European Union, Italy 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 Parliament112 113

European Union Export Reporting

Under the European Union Common Position on Arms Exports, Italy 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 Italy has submitted one or more national reports114 on its arms transfers

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, lists115 Italy 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 2007116 by Italy.

Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty has been signed and ratified117 by Italy

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 ratified118 by Italy

United Nations Small Arms Programme of Action UNPoA

UNPoA Commitment

On 21 July 2001, Italy 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 Aspects119

UNPoA Implementation Monitor Score

In its UN small arms Programme of Action Implementation Monitor (PoAIM Phase 1), the Small Arms Survey scored Italy against its commitments to the PoA, then ranked it at No. 75120 121 122 123 among 159 Member States

UNPoA National Reporting

Under the terms of its 2001 commitment to the United Nations small arms Programme of Action, Italy has submitted one or more national reports124 125 on its implementation of the UNPoA

UNPoA National Point of Contact

In Italy, a National Point of Contact to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated126 125

UNPoA National Coordinating Body

In Italy, a National Coordinating Body to deal with issues relating to the UNPoA has been designated126 125

UNPoA Civil Society Involvement and Support

In National Reports of Italy submitted to the UN from 2001 to 2010, a history of substantive cooperation with civil society in support of UNPoA activities was not apparent125

UNPoA International Assistance – Donor

Funds for UNPoA implementation have been donated125 by Italy to other UN Member States

United Nations Small Arms Register

According to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, Italy has declared127 its small arms exports in one or more annual National Reports on Arms Exports.

United Nations Membership

In the UN List of Member States, Italy has been a Member State of the United Nations since 1955128

Wassenaar Arrangement

The Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls and Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies lists129 Italy as a Participating State

BackgroundCountry Profile

Conflict Profile

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Global Peace Index

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