South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone

South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone

Infobox Organization
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
type =
headquarters = Brasília, Brazil
membership = 24 member states
language = English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
leader_title = Pro tempore Presidency
leader_name = ANG
formation = 27 October 1986
website =

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 weapons and of reducing and eventually eliminating the military presence of countries from other regions.

A Declaration on the Denuclearization of the South Atlantic was adopted at a meeting of States members of the zone held at Brasilia in September 1994.


*flagicon|Angola Angola
*flagicon|Argentina Argentina
*flagicon|Benin Benin
*flagicon|Brazil Brazil
*flagicon|Cameroon Cameroon
*flagicon|Cape Verde Cape Verde
*flagicon|Congo Congo
*flagicon|Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo
*flagicon|Ivory Coast Ivory Coast
*flagicon|Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
*flagicon|Gabon Gabon
*flagicon|Gambia Gambia
*flagicon|Ghana Ghana
*flagicon|Guinea Guinea
*flagicon|Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau
*flagicon|Liberia Liberia
*flagicon|Namibia Namibia
*flagicon|Nigeria Nigeria
*flagicon|São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe
*flagicon|Senegal Senegal
*flagicon|Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
*flagicon|South Africa South Africa
*flagicon|Togo Togo
*flagicon|Uruguay Uruguay


* [ Address to the 6th Ministerial Meeting of the Zone for Peace and Cooperation in the South Atlantic (Dept. of Foreign Affairs of South Africa)]
* [ United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/41/11 - Zone of Peace and Cooperation of the South Atlantic]
* [ 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

ee also

* North Atlantic Treaty Organization
* Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries

External links

* [ Official website of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Brazil]
* [ Official website of the Department of Foreign Affairs of South Africa]

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