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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

Reading Mountains Festival 2017

The third edition of the Alpine Convention’s Reading Mountains Festival is an occasion for partners around the Alps to organize events to celebrate Alpine literature, languages and cultures on 11 December, International Mountain Day (IMD), and in the days leading up to it. Stakeholders, schools, individuals and all other interested organizations are invited to organize [...]

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 [...]