What's in the Antarctic Treaty?
The original Antarctic Treaty, signed in 1959, consisted of only fourteen sections.
Since it was signed, many new and additional measures and agreements have been added to the Treaty to cover environmental protection, its administration and the increase in tourism, amongst other things. The Antarctic Treaty represents an outstanding international agreement that has stood the test of time and ensures the protection of Antarctica, its environment, and the scientific investigation that takes place there.
Find out what the original document stated here.