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ANTARCTIC TREATY - 6OTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED IN 2021

ANTARCTIC TREATY - 6OTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED IN 2021

Context:

Recently, the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty was Observed. It is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About the Treaty:

  • This treaty was signed on December 1, 1959, and celebrates its 60th anniversary this week.
  • It came into force in 1961 and has since been acceded by many other nations.
  • This treaty was negotiated during the middle of the Cold War by 12 countries with Antarctic interests, ever since it has been the only example of a single treaty that governs a whole continent.
  • The 12 original signatories are Argentina, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the UK and the US.
  • It is also the base of a rules-based international order for a continent without a permanent population.
  • The treaty is quite short and contains only 14 articles.
  • Principal provisions consist of promoting the freedom of scientific research, the use of the continent only for peaceful purposes, and the prohibition of military activities, nuclear tests and the disposal of radioactive waste.

Members of the Treat at Present:

  • Currently, it has 54 members.
  • In 1983, India became a member of this treaty.

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