International Mountain Day
©FAO/Yasuyoshi Chiba


The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

International Mountain Day in the news

Utah International Mountain Forum to hold 11th IMD celebration

The Utah International Mountain Forum, in collaboration with the Utah Valley University (UVU) Office of Global Engagement and Orem Rotary Club, will host its 11th International Mountain Day celebration at UVU on 2 December at 12.00 MST. The observation will also commemorate the United Nations’ 75th anniversary and will be livestreamed at

Russian Geographical Society will discuss the development and protection of mountain territories

The Russian Geographical Society will conduct a webinar in observance of International Mountain Day 2020. The theme of the webinar will be "Mountainous territories of the CIS countries and Russia: Development and protection".


Key Messages