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.

International Mountain Day in the news

Honouring Lebanon's mountains

19/04/2021
The Lebanon Mountain Trail Association organized two activities in celebration of International Mountain Day 2020, including the web dialogue “Conserving Lebanon's high mountains: Importance and challenges” and an art competition for children. Children aged 4 to 14-years-old were invited to submit a drawing that showcased the splendor of Lebanon and its mountains. The drawing had [...]

New Mountain Partnership Goodwill Ambassador appointed on IMD

14/01/2021
The Mountain Partnership Secretariat hosted a virtual celebration on 11 December on Zoom. Highlighting the work that many Mountain Partnership (MP) members are doing around the world, the event featured a high-level segment, a session on collaborative actions and programmes, and a round table featuring the MP Goodwill Ambassadors. Trail and sky runner Mira Rai [...]

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