23 June

Antarctic Treaty comes into force

1961 Antarctic Treaty comes into force

As claimant to the Ross Dependency, New Zealand took part in the 1959 conference in Washington DC about the political and international status of Antarctica. The resulting Antarctic Treaty was agreed to by the 12 participating states. Read more...
World Court condemns French nuclear tests

1973 World Court condemns French nuclear tests

The ruling by the International Court of Justice was part of New Zealand's long campaign to end French nuclear testing in the Pacific. The French ignored the court's injunction to cease testing. Read more...