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Antarctica Day

Taking place on 1st December every year.

Celebrating Antarctica and the day when the Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959.

Updated 11 months ago

Antarctica Day was established by the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces (Our Spaces) as a way to celebrate the continuation of the Antarctic Treaty, which was signed on 1 December 1959.

The Antarctic Treaty set aside 10% of the planet “forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes in the interest of mankind”. You can find out more about the treaty and about Antarctica itself, from the Our Spaces Antarctica Day web page. There is also a teaching resources page.

You could also check out our feature article on Antarctica for more background information and teaching ideas.