Antarctic Treaty

Traité sur l'Antarctique
Tratado Antartico

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History

Established 1 Dec 1959, Washington DC (USA), on signature of the Treaty by representatives of 12 countries. In force 23 June 1961. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/5778'.

Aims

Ensure in the interest of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue for ever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord.

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Activities

Management of treaties and agreements: Agreed Measures for the Conservation of Antarctic Fauna and Flora, later incorporated into Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty on Environmental Protection; Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals (CCAS); Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). Protocol on Environmental Protection, which entered into force on 14 Jan 1998, includes 6 specific annexes covering: marine pollution; fauna and flora; environmental impact assessment; waste management; protected area management; liability for damage caused by environmental emergencies. It prohibits all activities relating to mineral resources except scientific research. Convention on the Regulation of Antarctic Mineral Resource Activities (CRAMRA), signed 1988, Wellington (New Zealand), which did not enter into force.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 53 countries
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Subjects *

  • Climatology
    • Arctic Zones
  • Law
    • Agreements

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F0711

Last News Received

12. Sep 2018
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