Uruguay celebrates 25 years as Consultative member of the Antarctic Treaty

On the 7th of October the Uruguay Post issued a stamp commemorating the 25th anniversary of its consultative membership in the Antarctic Treaty.

Uruguay was accepted as member at the XIII Antarctic Treaty Consultative meeting held in Brussels, 7 October 1985. Since then Uruguay is one of 28 countries in the world that manage, with voice and vote, the area below 60 degrees South that includes the Antarctic continent.

Belonging to the Antarctic family means among other responsibilities having a scientific research base, started in 1984, (Base Artigas) together with a program of scientific activities undertaken by Uruguayan scientists.

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