TENTH YEAR OF OPERATION OF THE 

UN REGISTER OF CONVENTIONAL ARMS

Basic Facts

The Register of Conventional Arms records data and information provided by Governments on a voluntary basis regarding their exports or imports of battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large-calibre artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, and missiles as well as missile-launchers.

So far, the Register has recorded the export of nearly 140,000 units of equipment over the last ten years, including more than 11,400 battle tanks and 21,154 armoured combat vehicles.

Basic information about the participation pattern of Member States can be found in a booklet, published by the Department of Disarmament Affairs, entitled “Facts and Figures: 1992–1999” available in print in English in limited quantities. Contact UNODA-web@un.org.

Another DDA booklet, entitled, “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms: Calendar Years 1992-2001”, contains graphs showing global and regional participation, and a table listing all the Governments that have participated in the Register at least once. This booklet will soon be posted on DDA’s website in English, French, Spanish and Arabic at http://www.un.org/disarmament/convarms/TransparencyRegisters/TransparencyRegisters.shtml.