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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

Students in Argentina celebrate IMD with art and poetry

On 2 October, Bibiana Vilá of VICAM and elementary school teacher Porfirio Alanoca organized a day-long workshop with students in Santa Catalina, Jujuy, Argentina to celebrate International Mountain Day. In the morning, the students with their instructors climbed a nearby hill to observe their town in its mountainous surroundings and learn about the local mountain chains. [...]

Celebrating the importance of IMD to Cameroon

The International Center for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV) is organizing a roundtable discussion, to be broadcast on radio and television, about the importance of International Mountain Day (IMD) to Cameroon in celebration of IMD 2017. Representatives of government, universities, civil society and indigenous groups will participate in the roundtable discussion, which will be [...]