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Non-Consultative Members of the Antarctic Treaty

Country

Entry into force 1

Environment Protocol 3

CCAS 4

CCAMLR

Web Site 5

  Austria

25 Aug 1987

  Belarus

27 Dec 2006

15 Aug 2008

  Canada

04 May 1988

13 Dec 2003

  Colombia

31 Jan 1989

  Cuba

16 Aug 1984

  Denmark

20 May 1965

  Estonia

17 May 2001

  Greece

08 Jan 1987

14 Jan 1998

  Guatemala

31 Jul 1991

  Hungary

27 Jan 1984

  Iceland

13 Oct 2015

  Kazakhstan

27 Jan 2015

  Korea (DPRK)

21 Jan 1987

  Malaysia

31 Oct 2011

14 Sep 2016

Web Site

  Monaco

31 May 2008

31 Jul 2009

  Mongolia

23 Mar 2015

  Pakistan

01 Mar 2012

31 Mar 2012

  Papua New Guinea

16 Mar 1981

  Portugal

29 Jan 2010

10 Oct 2014

Web Site

  Romania

15 Sep 1971

05 Mar 2003

  Slovak Republic

01 Jan 1993

  Switzerland

15 Nov 1990

01 Jun 2017

  Turkey

24 Jan 1996

  Venezuela

24 Mar 1999

31 Aug 2014

 

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