Paris Declaration

The 43rd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting, which France is hosting this year in Paris, adopted today, on 23 June 2021, the day of the 60th anniversary of the entry into force of the Antarctica Treaty (23 June 1961), a declaration reaffirming the commitment of the Consultative Parties to the principles and objectives of this Treaty.

Also commemorating the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Madrid Protocol (4 October 1991) on the protection of the Antarctic environment, this declaration also reaffirms the Consultative Parties’ commitment to safeguard the ecosystems of the region and to work together to better understand changes to the Antarctic climate and to implement actions consistent with the Paris Agreement’s goals.