Antarctic Treaty Secretariat - MEETINGS


MEETINGS


INTRODUCTION

Every year (before 1994 it was every two years) the Consultative Parties meet '"for the purpose of exchanging information, consulting together on matters of common interest pertaining to Antarctica, and formulating and considering and recommending to their Governments measures in furtherance of the principles and objectives of the Treaty". Since 1983 those countries party to the Treaty that are not Consultative Parties have been invited to take part in these meetings, though without participation in the decision making. In addition, organizations such as the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) and the International Association of Antarctic Tourist Operators (IAATO) participate in the meetings as observers and experts. During the ATCM, the Committee for Environmental Protection (CEP) also meets. The meetings are conducted in the four official languages of the Antarctic Treaty: English, French, Russian and Spanish. The proceedings of the meeting and the texts of measures taken by the meeting are included in the Final Report that is published after each meeting.

Besides the regular yearly meetings, Special Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings and Meetings of Experts are called from time to time to deal with specific subjects.
Upcoming Meetings

XXIX 12 23 Jun 2006 Edinburgh

Previous Meetings

Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings
Special Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings
Diplomatic Conferences
Meetings of Experts

Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings 

I 10 - 24 Jul 1961 Canberra
II 18 - 28 Jul 1962 Buenos Aires
III 2 -13 Jun 1964 Brussels
IV 3 -18 Nov 1966 Santiago
V 18 - 29 Nov 1968 Paris
VI 19 - 31 Oct 1970 Tokyo
VII 30 Oct - 10 Nov 1972 Wellington
VIII 9 - 20 Jun 1975 Oslo
IX 19 Sep - 7 Oct 1977 London
X 17 Sep - 5 Oct 1979 Washington
XI 23 Jun - 7 Jul 1981 Buenos Aires
XII 13 - 27 Sep 1983 Canberra
XIII 8 -18 Oct 1985 Brussels
XIV 6 -16 Oct 1987 Rio de Janeiro
XV 9 - 20 Oct 1989 Paris
XVI 7-18 Oct 1991 Bonn
XVII 11 - 26 Nov 1992 Venice
XVIII 11 - 22 April 1994 Kyoto
XIX 8 - 19 May 1995 Seoul
XX 29 April - 10 May 1996 Utrecht
XXI 19 - 30 May 1997 Christchurch
XXII 25 May - 5 June 1998 Tromso
XXIII 24 May - 4 June 1999 Lima
XXIV 9 - 20 July 2001 St. Petersburg
XXV 10 - 20 September 2002 Warsaw
XXVI 9 - 20 June 2003 Madrid
XXVII 24 May - 4 June 2004 Cape Town
XXVIII 6 - 17 June Stockholm
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Special Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings

I   25,27and 29 Jul 1977 London
II 1 27 Feb - 10 Mar 1978 Canberra
  2 17 - 28 Jul 1978 Buenos Aires
  3 5 - 6 May 1980 Canberra
III   3 Mar 1981 Buenos Aires
IV 1 14 - 25 Jun 1982 Wellington
  2 11 - 22 Jul 1983 Bonn
  3 23 Sep - 4 Oct 1985 Paris
  4 18 - 27 Jan 1984 Washington DC
  5 23 - 31 May 1984 Tokyo
  6 26 Feb - 8 Mar 1985 Rio de Janeiro
  7 23 Sep - 4 Oct 1985 Paris
  8 14 - 25 Apr 1986 Hobart
  9 27 Oct -12 Nov 1986 Tokyo
  10 11 - 20 May 1987 Montevideo
  11 18 - 29 Jan 1988 Wellington
  12 2 May - 2 Jun 1988 Wellington
V   12 Sep 1983 Canberra
VI   7 Oct 1985 Brussels
VII   5 Oct 1987 Rio de Janeiro
VIII   20 - 21 Sep 1988 Paris
IX   9 Oct 1989 Paris
X   19 Nov 1990 Viña del Mar
XI   19 Nov - 6 Dec 1990 Viña del Mar
  2 22 - 30 Apr 1991 Madrid
  3 17 - 22 Jun 1991 Madrid
  4 3 - 4 Oct 1991 Madrid
XII   14 -18 Sept 2000 The Hague
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Diplomatic Conferences

Conference on Antarctica 15 Oct - 1 Dec 1959 Washington DC
Conference on the Conservation of Antarctic Seals 3 - 11 Feb 1972 London
Conference on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources 7 - 20 May 1980 Canberra
Meeting to review operation of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals 12 - 16 Sep 1988 London
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Meetings of Experts 

First Antarctic Telecommunications 24 - 28 Jun 1963 Washington
Second Antarctic Telecommunications 1 - 12 Sep 1969 Buenos Aires
Third Antarctic Telecommunications 11 - 15 Sep 1978 Washington
Air Safety 2 - 5 May 1989 Paris
Environmental Monitoring 1 - 4 Jun 1992 Buenos Aires
Antarctic Shipping 17 - 19 April 2000 London
Tourism and Non-Governmental Activities 22 - 25 March 2004 Tromso
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