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Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration

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.

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International Mountain Day in the news

Students seek solutions to climate impacts in mountain communities

High school students hosted the first Utah Youth Environmental Summit on 15-16 September 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The summit was held to discuss how climate change is affecting local communities in the mountainous state of Utah. Students Piper Christian and Elizabeth Hansen of Logan High School organized the event to create a [...]

Students in Argentina celebrate IMD with art and poetry

On 2 October, Bibiana Vilá of VICAM and elementary school teacher Porfirio Alanoca organized a day-long workshop with students in Santa Catalina, Jujuy, Argentina to celebrate International Mountain Day. In the morning, the students with their instructors climbed a nearby hill to observe their town in its mountainous surroundings and learn about the local mountain chains. [...]