International Mountain Day
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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

Indonesian Mountaineering Federation hosts IMD webinar series

28/05/2021
The Indonesian Mountaineering Federation is hosting a webinar series to commemorate the 2021 International Mountain Day theme, “Sustainable mountain tourism.” The first installment on Saturday, 29 May 2021 will discuss Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay's first summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 as well as George Leigh Mallory's expedition to Mt. Everest [...]

Honouring Lebanon's mountains

19/04/2021
The Lebanon Mountain Trail Association organized two activities in celebration of International Mountain Day 2020, including the web dialogue “Conserving Lebanon's high mountains: Importance and challenges” and an art competition for children. Children aged 4 to 14-years-old were invited to submit a drawing that showcased the splendor of Lebanon and its mountains. The drawing had [...]

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