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1

When was it signed?

1st December 1959 by 12 nations

2

Where does the treaty apply too?

south of 60 degrees south latitude

3

What does it say Antarctica should be used for?

peaceful purposes and military activities are banned

4

What does it guarantee?

continued freedom of scientific research

5

What does it promote?

international scientific cooperation

6

What does it prohibit?

nuclear explosions and disposal of radioactive waste

7

How many people are signed up too the treaty?

52 signatories

8

Regular meetings to discuss?

-science
-protection of environment
-conservation of plants/animals
-preservation of historic sites
-management of tourism
-protected areas
-information exchange
-hydrographic charting
-communications/safety

9

SCAR?

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research coordinates programmes and scientific cooperation

10

COMNAP?

Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs compromises the heads of each of the national Antarctic operating agencies and meets annually to exchange information

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what has it been recognised as?

The most successful international agreements