Reporting to the United Nations

UN Reporting analysis chart

To initially determine the categories used to measure UN reporting transparency, UN-produced guides on individual reporting instruments were reviewed. Deadlines and reporting guidelines as proposed by the Standardized Instrument for Reporting Military Expenditures (UN Resolution A/65/118), Register of Conventional Arms (UN Resolutions 46/36 L, paragraphs 10 and 18, 47/52 L, paragraph 5, and 49/75 C, paragraph 4), and the Database on National Legislation on Transfer of Arms, Military Equipment, and Dual-Use Goods and Technology (UN Resolution A/RES/57/66), are used here to measure individual state compliance. Compliance is used as the proxy for transparency in UN reporting.

UN Resources

Reporting on Military Expenditures (MilEx)

UN Register of Conventional Arms

National Legislation on Transfer of Arms, Military Equipment, and Dual-Use Goods and Technology (NLDU)