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The Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings
The Antarctic Treaty forms the international framework in which rules and standards are laid down for the region. The Treaty is put into practice through decisions taken at the annual meetings of the Parties to the Treaty, the Consultative Meetings. These meetings are hosted on a rotating basis by a Party entitled to vote. A list of Parties can be found on the website of the Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty. The Secretariat produces a Final Report for each Consultative Meeting. This is available on the Secretariat’s website, along with the documents and working papers submitted for each meeting.