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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

CHINAR celebrates IMD 2019 with a festival

The Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research (CHINAR) will celebrate the ecological and cultural heritage of the Indian Himalaya for International Mountain Day 2019. The organization plans to hold a three-day event in Liti village, Bageshwar, Uttarakhand to recognize biodiversity and culture, popularize sustainable mountain tourism and promote the region. They are planning [...]

Greek island takes action for IMD 2019

In light of International Mountain Day, the University of the Mountains will conduct an excursion to the Municipality of Platanias, Crete, Greece, on 10 October. There, they will perform medical examinations on the vulnerable Karanou population, educate primary school children and facilitate an open discussion with mountain peoples about their livelihoods. Monthly excursions to mountainous [...]