By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Polar Research Board
The foreign agreements overlaying Antarctica are types of cooperation and joined function. Convening on the Beardmore South box Camp, close to the Transantarctic Mountains, the Polar study Board studied the Antarctic Treaty procedure and its implications for enhanced relationships among international locations. This learn examines the constitution, which means, and foreign repercussions of the Antarctic Treaty, concentrating on the methods it advantages either the medical and political groups. Chapters conceal the heritage, technology, atmosphere, assets, and foreign prestige of Antarctica.
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Additional resources for Antarctic Treaty System: An Assessment: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Beardmore South Field Camp, Antarctica, January 7-13, 1985
They conducted large-scale exploratory work in the least accessible areas of the continent, in particular in the area of the geomagnetic pole. The IGY was a major global scientific endeavor, and the routine antarctic observations conducted during it continue to this day. Broad international cooperation in exploring Antarctica within the IGY framework in the 1950s served as an impetus to the conclusion of an appropriate international legal agreement in Antarctica. S. Department of State on May 2, 1958.
The Antarctic Treaty is open for accession by any state. At present, more than 30 states, big and small, situated on every continent of our planet and representing different social and economic systems, have become parties to the treaty; they include the USSR, the German Democratic Republic, Poland, Romania, the United States, Czechoslovakia, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, Peru, Papua New Guinea, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Japan. India and the Peoples Republic of China acceded to the treaty in 1983, and Hungary, Cuba, Finland, and Sweden did so in 1984.
The principle of consensus used in consultative meetings actually means that no decision may be adopted unless it suits every party. This, in turn, not only creates a businesslike atmosphere during the discussion of various issues but it also guarantees the elaboration of well-balanced recommendations and decisions, which reflect the opinions and correspond to the interests of all states participating in consultative meetings. The additions to the Rules of Procedure adopted by the twelfth consultative meeting, held in September 1983 in Canberra, are of great importance.
Antarctic Treaty System: An Assessment: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at Beardmore South Field Camp, Antarctica, January 7-13, 1985 by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Polar Research Board