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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

Nilgiri Documentation Centre highlights India’s Nilgiri Mountains

The Nilgiri Documentation Centre held the event “Future of the Nilgiri Mountains” in Ooty, India in observance of International Mountain Day and in commemoration of 30 years of the Save Nilgiris campaign and ten years of the Nilgiri Documentation Centre. Experts gave presentations on water, soil, tourism, people and resources, assessing the present level of [...]

Moroccan NGO organizes training to discuss climate change adaptation in mountains

Migration and Development, a network of 400 associations in five mountainous areas of Morocco, in collaboration with several national agencies, organized the second edition of its Rural University on 24-25 December in celebration of International Mountain Day. The theme was "Territorial resources and adaptation to climate change in mountain areas in a post-COP22 context". The [...]