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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

University of Perugia organizing a meeting about the Apennines

The University of Perugia will hold the meeting "International Mountain Day: the eco-museums of the Apennines, a resource for the rebirth of our mountains” on 2 December at 9.00-13.00 in Perugia, Italy. The recent earthquakes that severely affected the regions of Lazio, Marche and Umbria have given cause to devote more attention to mountain territories, [...]

University of Foix students to celebrate Pyrenees mountain cultures on IMD

Students from the University of Foix, France, together with the Club Alpin Francais des Pyrenees Ariegeoises, are organizing several activities in observance of International Mountain Day. On 11 December, they will lead a cultural excursion to the "Saint Sauveur", conduct a lecture on "Mountain aerology, landscape and geological formation" and present the permanent mountain photo [...]