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United Nations Conventional Arms Register

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The United Nations Conventional Arms Register (UNCAR) is a voluntary arrangement established in 1992 under General Assembly resolution 46/36L, titled Transparency in Armaments.

The resolution called upon all member states to provide to the Secretary-General annually relevant data on imports and exports of conventional arms as a measure designed to prevent the excessive and destabilising accumulation of arms.

Under UNCAR, states, including Australia, report on seven major weapons categories: Australia supports the Register as part of its transparency in export controls.