Antarctic Treaty System (Q182814)

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international treaties concerning the Antarctica
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Antarctic Treaty System
international treaties concerning the Antarctica

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    The Antarctic Treaty was signed in Washington on 1 December 1959 by the twelve countries whose scientists had been active in and around Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-58. It entered into force in 1961 and has since been acceded to by many other nations.
    [.] agreement signed by 12 nations, in which the Antarctic continent was made a demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific research.
    The Antarctic Treaty and related agreements, collectively called the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica, Earth's only continent without a native human population. For the purposes of the treaty system, Antarctica is defined as all of the land and ice shelves south of 60°S latitude. The treaty, entering into force in 1961 [.]
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