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International Mountain Day 2016
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Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity

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

West African mountain platform plans celebration of IMD

The Platform of Civil Society Organizations for the Safeguard of Mountains (PSM) is organizing an event in celebration of International Mountain Day in Kara, Togo. The theme of the event will be “Impacts of traditional measures on the development of mountains”. PSM is a platform for the stability of mountains and the wellbeing of mountain [...]

University of Zagreb organizes a lecture about mountains for IMD

The Department of Geography at the University of Zagreb, in collaboration with the Croatian Geomorphological Society and Croatian Geographical Society, will organize a public forum on 13 December at 19.00 in celebration of International Mountain Day. Authors Lara Cernicki and Stašo Forenbaher will give a lecture about their latest book Mountain roads over Mount Velebit. [...]