Guidelines for Visitors to Antarctica

48 Countries are signatories to the Antarctic Treaty originally adopted in Washington, DC in December, 1959.  Ireland is NOT one of them.  At the 2011 Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM XXXIV, Buenos Aires), Treaty Parties adopted new general guidelines for visitors to the Antarctic (Resolution 3).  These Guidelines can be viewed here: http://iaato.org/visitor-guidelines