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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.

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International Mountain Day in the news

ICENECDEV celebrates IMD 2018

The International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV) in collaboration with 10 local partners and 100 students from the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Buea in Cameroon celebrated IMD by by raising awareness of mountain resources to sustainable livelihoods.

UNA-USA and UVU celebrate IMD 2018

Utah Valley University (UVU) celebrated IMD 2018 this past December by attending several events including the "Tackling Climate Change and Building Resilience for Mountain and Rural Communities" side event at the United Nations in New York. The United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) posted a piece about their collaboration with the Utah International [...]