- South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone
name=South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone "Zona de Paz e Cooperação do Atlântico Sul" Zone de Paix et de Coopération de l'Atlantique Sud "Zona de Paz y Cooperación del Atlántico Sur
caption = Flag of the ZPCAS
mcaption = Member countries shown in blue
membership = 24 member states
language = English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
leader_title = Pro tempore Presidency
leader_name = ANG
27 October 1986
The South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone (
Abbreviation: ZPCAS; Spanish: "Zona de Paz y Cooperación del Atlántico Sur"; Portuguese: "Zona de Paz e Cooperação do Atlântico Sul"; also called the "Zone of Peace and Cooperation of the South Atlantic") was created in 1986 through a UN resolution on Brazil's initiative, with the aim of promoting regional cooperation and the maintenance of peace and security in the region. Particular attention was dedicated to the question of preventing the geographical proliferation of nuclear weaponsand of reducing and eventually eliminating the military presence of countries from other regions.
A Declaration on the Denuclearization of the
South Atlanticwas adopted at a meeting of States members of the zone held at Brasiliain September 1994.
*flagicon|Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo
*flagicon|São Tomé and Príncipe
São Tomé and Príncipe
* [http://www.dfa.gov.za/docs/speeches/2007/paha0620.htm Address to the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Zone for Peace and Cooperation in the South Atlantic (Dept. of Foreign Affairs of South Africa)]
* [http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/41/a41r011.htm United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/41/11 - Zone of Peace and Cooperation of the South Atlantic]
* [http://www.iss.co.za/Pubs/Monographs/No9/Mills.html South African-Latin American Maritime Co-operation: Towards a South Atlantic RIM Community?] Written by Dr. Greg Mills, National Director, South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries
* [http://www.mre.gov.br Official website of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Brazil]
* [http://www.dfa.gov.za Official website of the Department of Foreign Affairs of South Africa]
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