The Monument commemorates the signatories of the Antarctic Treaty, which was opened for signing in 1959 and came into force in 1961.
Monument to the Antarctic Treaty stands near the Frei, Bellingshausen and Escudero research stations on the Fildes Peninsula of King George Island in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica.
Unveiled in 1999, on the 40th anniversary of the signatory opening of the Antarctic Treaty.
The monument has been designated a Historic Site or Monument , following a proposal by Chile to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.
Featured Image: Monument to the Antarctic Treaty / Image: Hermann Luyt