Antarctic Treaty of 1959
1. Argentina

2. Australia

3. Austria
 
4. Belgium

5. Belarus
 
6. Brazil

7. Bulgaria

8. Canada
 
9. Chile

10. China

11. Colombia
 
12. Cuba
 
13. Czech Republic
  
14. Denmark

15. Ecuador

16. Estonia
17. Finland

18. France

19. Germany

20. Greece
 
21. Guatemala
 
22. Hungary
 
23. India

24. Italy

25. Japan

26. Korea DPRK

27. Korea ROK

28. Monaco
 
29. Netherlands

30. New Zealand

31. Norway

32. Papua New Guinea
33. Peru

34. Poland

35. Romania

36. Russian Federation

37. Slovak Republic
 
38. South Africa

39. Spain

40. Sweden

41. Switzerland

42. Turkey

43. Ukraine

44. United Kingdom

45. United States

46. Uruguay

47. Venezuela

A Brief Look at the Antarctic Treaty of 1959

The Antarctic Treaty of 1959 includes 14 articles, or series of items of a treaty.  The overall basis of the treaty says that Antarctica may only be used for peaceful purposes only.  All military activity is banned.  Scientists may continue to do scientific research on the continents and its ice shelves south of 60  S latitude.  Also, explosives or radiative waste may not be stored on the continent. 
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The Antarctic Treaty of 1959 provides articles that help
manage how the continent may be used.  Below is a
list of countries that have signed the treaty, agreeing to
its terms. 
Antarctica at a Glance: click here