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

Thursday, November 29th 2012 - 15:24 UTC
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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.”

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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  • Pirat-Hunter

    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.

    Nov 29th, 2012 - 06:11 pm 0
  • KFC de Pollo

    @1 don't talk nonsense.

    Nov 29th, 2012 - 07:30 pm 0
  • ptolemy

    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.

    Nov 29th, 2012 - 08:31 pm 0
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