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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

Call for case studies on climate change and hunger in mountains

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat seeks case studies on climate change and hunger in mountains for the fact sheets currently being created for International Mountain Day 2017. Case studies should be between 200-400 words in length and be accompanied by photos depicting the content. Please email case studies and photos to Sara Manuelli at Sara.Manuelli@fao.org by [...]

Villages to celebrate IMD with a Mountain Fair in India

On 11 December 2017, the Central Himalayan Institute for Nature & Applied Research (CHINAR) will organize a Mountain Fair for a cluster of villages in the Kapkote Development Block in Uttarakhand, India. More than eight villages will participate in the Fair, which will include an exhibition of local products, mountain agrobiodiversity, agricultural equipment and seeds; [...]