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Consultative Members of the Antarctic Treaty

Country

Entry into force 1

Consultative status2

Environment Protocol 3

CCAS 4

CCAMLR

Web Site 5

  Argentina

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Australia

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Belgium

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Brazil

16 May 1975

27 Sep 1983

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Bulgaria

11 Sep 1978

05 Jun 1998

21 May 1998

Web Site

  Chile

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  China

08 Jun 1983

07 Oct 1985

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Czech Republic

14 Jun 1962

01 Apr 2014

24 Sep 2004

  Ecuador

15 Sep 1987

19 Nov 1990

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Finland

15 May 1984

20 Oct 1989

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  France

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Germany

05 Feb 1979

03 Mar 1981

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  India

19 Aug 1983

12 Sep 1983

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Italy

18 Mar 1981

05 Oct 1987

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Japan

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Korea (ROK)

28 Nov 1986

09 Oct 1989

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Netherlands

30 Mar 1967

19 Nov 1990

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  New Zealand

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Norway

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Peru

10 Apr 1981

09 Oct 1989

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Poland

23 Jun 1961

29 Jul 1977

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Russian Federation

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  South Africa

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Spain

31 Mar 1982

21 Sep 1988

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Sweden

24 Apr 1984

21 Sep 1988

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Ukraine

28 Oct 1992

04 Jun 2004

24 Jun 2001

Web Site

  United Kingdom

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  United States

23 Jun 1961

23 Jun 1961*

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

  Uruguay

11 Jan 1980

07 Oct 1985

14 Jan 1998

Web Site

 

The original Signatories to the Treaty are the twelve countries that were active in Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58 and then accepted the invitation of the Government of the United States of America to participate in the diplomatic conference at which the Treaty was negotiated in Washington in 1959. These Parties have the right to participate in the meetings provided for in Article IX of the Treaty (Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, ATCM). Since 1959, 41 other countries have acceded to the Treaty. According to Art. IX.2, they are entitled to participate in the Consultative Meetings during such times as they demonstrate their interest in Antarctica by “conducting substantial research activity there” . Seventeen of the acceding countries have had their activities in Antarctica recognized according to this provision, and consequently there are now twenty-nine Consultative Parties in all. The other 24 Non-Consultative Parties are invited to attend the Consultative Meetings but do not participate in the decision-making.

Source: http://www.ats.aq/devAS/ats_parties.aspx?lang=e