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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

ICIMOD announces the winners of several awards on IMD

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announces the winners of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Mountain Development Award each year on the occasion of International Mountain Day to honour achievements in ICT-enabled innovations and practices that promote environmental sustainability and mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Kathmandu Living Labs, Nepal and [...]

Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo celebrates in Venezuela

Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo has organized a four-day event to celebrate IMD in Los Andes, Venezuela. Activities include several workshops, mountain excursions and community reforestation activities.