Thursday, November 29th 2012 - 15:24 UTC

Saturday December first, Antarctica Day recalls signature of the 1959 Treaty

Antarctica Day was inaugurated in 2010 to celebrate the 1st December 1959 signature of the Antarctic Treaty, which was adopted “with the interests of science and the progress of all mankind.”

Antarctic Treaty flags of nations

Antarctica Day was initiated by the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces as an annual event to build global awareness of this landmark institution, celebrating this milestone of peace in our civilization with hope and inspiration for future generations.

The Antarctic Treaty has been signed by 48 nations to date and covers the area south of 60°S latitude. The Treaty has ensured that Antarctica remains a natural reserve, devoted to peace and science.

With a vision for young people to be aware of how countries can build on their common interests – Antarctica Day is an opportunity to demonstrate how diverse nations can work together peacefully, continuously using science as a global language of cooperation for decision making beyond national boundaries.

Antarctica Day is a partnership with a number of organizations lead by the Association for Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), Our Spaces, Polar TREC and Polar Educators International (PEI).

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1 Pirat-Hunter (#) Nov 29th, 2012 - 06:11 pm Report abuse
Antarctica is a land grab intended for the English culture like Malvinas Argentina. I bid anything that I corporation like BP or Falkland holdings will rename Antarctica and claim it as overseas territory. The English culture is a joke and a gang of liars and criminals, they are in fact the worst pest on planet earth.
2 KFC de Pollo (#) Nov 29th, 2012 - 07:30 pm Report abuse
@1 don't talk nonsense.
3 ptolemy (#) Nov 29th, 2012 - 08:31 pm Report abuse
Yeah, yeah, yeah,..we know, everything belongs to Argentina, blah,blah...
The Argentine culture is a joke and a gang of liars and criminals, they are in fact the worst pest on planet earth.
4 briton (#) Nov 29th, 2012 - 08:33 pm Report abuse
its argentina at this very moment in time, has its people their,
not the rest of the world,
the argies should be treated as illigal immigrants and thrown off.
5 Brit Bob (#) Nov 30th, 2012 - 11:44 am Report abuse
I once heard a story that Argentina laid claim to the Scilly Isles?
6 Santa Fe (#) Nov 30th, 2012 - 12:36 pm Report abuse
1.. no other country flies pregnant women out ot its Antarctic bases so as to childishly claim rights for a population. And isnt the Argentine base a military base!!! with guns and all that jazz!!! Yet again a frantic land grab exercise by the Rgs. Like a fat kid in a pie shop
7 Conqueror (#) Nov 30th, 2012 - 02:52 pm Report abuse
@6 Yeah, right. Who's got all the information about argie military activity in the Falklands? Didn't I see somewhere that the argies tested tanks in Antarctica? Isn't that a breach of Article 1 of the treaty? But then the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat is in Buenos Aires!
8 Agustin Tomas O'brien Caceres (#) Nov 30th, 2012 - 04:33 pm Report abuse
Same treat needs to be conducted by God OTAN, OAS, and other international official institutions for the AMAZON FOREST situation because Landlords Plantation owners of that territory is being destroyed by Third World corrupt families like the Lula Family, Sarney Family, and other kings of Third World. These kings are devastating all they can to raise cattle, soybeans, and other things for their own enrichment. And when they burn the rain forest, we all in the world even have more problems because these families send Tons of pollution into the worldwide atmosphere. Now it is question of human kind survival, no time for diplomacy or old political demagogic theories. We will all die if these families continue to own such tremendous territories of the world. Besides that, they control the largest sources of potable water in the world (Kirchner family owns the Parana River guarani aquifero, and Lula, Sarney, Palocci, Chavez, etc families own the Amazon River aquifero). What we are talking about? 60% of the worldwide current potable water resources? Owned by 10 families? Are we all crazy?
9 Frank (#) Nov 30th, 2012 - 07:37 pm Report abuse
@6 They didn't intend to take her to Antarctica... they just forgot to throw her out of the plane on the way there....
10 British_Kirchnerist (#) Nov 30th, 2012 - 09:39 pm Report abuse
Nice to see the Argentine flag as one of the flags on the map of Antarctica =)

#5 Maybe as a illustration of the geographical silliness of Britain claiming the Falklands, not that I'veheard of it before myself
11 Shed-time (#) Dec 02nd, 2012 - 02:05 pm Report abuse
@10 I see you're still here, failing to troll. Haven't you been bumped off your long-term sick pay by ATOS yet?
12 Clyde15 (#) Dec 04th, 2012 - 01:37 pm Report abuse
Why ??????

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