The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in Washington, D.C. was on 1 December 2009. To celebrate this international landmark and the global vision of the twelve original signatories, the Antarctic Treaty Summit: Science-Policy Interactions in International Governance was convened from 30 November through 3 December 2009 at the Smithsonian Institution to highlight lessons learned about international governance "with the interests of science and the progress of all mankind."

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Antarctic Treaty Summit 2009

This is an archive of historic materials involved with the international, interdisciplinary and inclusive collaboration for the Antarctic Treaty Summit that was convened on the 50th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty in the city where it was adopted on 1 December 1959 "in the interests of all mankind."