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

New Mountain Partnership Goodwill Ambassador appointed on IMD

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat hosted a virtual celebration on 11 December on Zoom. Highlighting the work that many Mountain Partnership (MP) members are doing around the world, the event featured a high-level segment, a session on collaborative actions and programmes, and a round table featuring the MP Goodwill Ambassadors. Trail and sky runner Mira Rai [...]

Children learn to care for mountains and the environment on IMD

Redar Peru, the Andean Knowledge Network, Oberle Peru and Fundación Educación y Desarrollo celebrated International Mountain Day together with World Children's Day on 11 December. They organized a virtual meeting in Spanish for children of Ibero-American countries. The meeting encouraged the children to appreciate each other's difference and to value their peers' culture to create [...]


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