Information of the ATCM
The Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) is the primary forum in which the representatives of Parties to the Antarctic Treaty exchange information, formulate measures, decisions and resolutions to comply with the principles and objectives of the Treaty. The resulting outcomes of the meetings are adopted by consensus of all the Consultative Parties.
The ATCM meets annually and it is hosted by the Consultative Parties according to the alphabetical order of their English names. This meeting will be the third Chile hosts since the Antarctic Conference of 1959.
The ATCM is chaired by a representative of the host country. This year discussions will be held within the following Working groups:
- Working Group on Policy, Legal and Institutional Affairs
- Working Group on Science, Operations and Tourism
- Special Working Group (The 25th Anniversary of the Protocol on Environmental Protection)