(2)THE ANTARCTIC TREATY(1959)
(in Japanese, English, French, Russian and Spanish)
Signed at Washington, December 1, 1959
Entered into force, June 23, 1961
Ministere des Affaires Entrangeres
||Antarctica shall be used for peaceful purposes only. There shall
be prohibited, inter alia, any measures of a military nature, such
as the establishment of military bases and fortifications, the carrying
out of military maneuvers, as well as the testing of any type of weapons.
||The present Treaty shall not prevent the use of military personnel
or equipment for scientific research or for any other peaceful purpose.
Freedom of scientific investigation in Antarctica and cooperation toward
that end, as applied during the International Geophysical Year, shall continue,
subject to the provisions of the present Treaty.
||In order to promote international cooperation in scientific investigation
in Antarctica, as provided for in Article II of the present Treaty,
the Contracting Parties agree that, to the greatest extent feasible
||information regarding plans for scientific programs in Antarctica
shall be exchanged to permit maximum economy and efficiency of operations;
||scientific personnel shall be exchanged in Antarctica between expeditions
|| scientific observations and results from Antarctica shall be exchanged
and made freely available.