Antarctic Treaty


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Antarctic Treaty

An international agreement (1959) to ensure the peaceful use of Antarctica and ban waste dumping and nuclear testing.
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Parties to the Antarctic Treaty this week encouraged CCAMLR to continue their fruitful discussions on marine protected areas (MPAs) in the months leading up to their annual meeting, during which two MPA proposals in the Southern Ocean will be considered.
This paper analyzes and evaluates the review process and NSC 5424/1 and, then, follows the decision making process up to NSC 5804/1 in 1958, which leads directly to the Antarctic Treaty in 1959 and current U.
The Antarctic Treaty has 50 signatory nations, including major powers the United States and China.
The Antarctic Treaty, and over 50 years of adherence to its provisions, has set a precedent.
Interestingly, the Antarctic Treaty prohibits, at present, terrestrial extraction in the Antarctic.
After two- and- a- half days on the Pacific waters, with giant- winged albatrosses for company, the young mariners found themselves learning the basics of surviving in Antarctica, about the Antarctic Treaty which comes up for renewal in 2041 and of the growing threat of climate change, from climatologists and polar experts.
The foundation for Antarctica's governance, exploration and use is the Antarctic Treaty, negotiated and signed in Washington in 1959, and its 1991 Protocol on Environmental Protection.
This would ignore the Antarctic Treaty that has internationalized the continent.
Sea Shepherd captain Paul Watson told the Australian Associated Press news agency that the whalers were refuelling at sea in an area where such activities are prohibited by an Antarctic treaty.
Mrs Morgan added: "There are several small historic huts on the Antarctic Peninsula which have all been designated Historic Sites and Monuments under the Antarctic Treaty.
The argument is academic, as Argentina, Chile and Britain all signed the Antarctic Treaty 1959, Article IV of which states that no acts subsequent to signing can be used to support claims, nor any new claim be lodged after signature.
Under the Antarctic Treaty, the crew are able to conduct on-site, unannounced inspections of all installations and facilities in the protected region.

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