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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

International Mountain Day 2017 celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, India

The Centre for Environment Education (CEE Himalaya) celebrated International Mountain Day in Ghaghara Ghat, Uttar Pradesh, India on 27 December 2017. Activities focused on disaster risk reduction and environmental protection as well as improving the livelihoods of the people affected by the Ghaghara River floods. The importance of mountains and the interactions between highlands and [...]

A carnival for the mountains on IMD

More than 5000 people celebrated International Mountain Day (IMD) at the “Carnival for the Mountains” organized by OIKOS together with the District Municipality of Barranco, Lima, Peru in Barranco Central Park on 9 December. Public institutions and private sector organizations offered workshops, lectures, video screenings, photo exhibitions and children’s activities aimed at raising awareness of [...]