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

Why mountains matter: bringing indigenous knowledge and science together for IMD

The Canadian Mountain Network together with the Reconciling Ways of Knowing: Indigenous Knowledge and Science Forum will host "Why Mountains Matter: Bringing Indigenous Knowledge and Science Together for International Mountain Day", a set of dialogues on the need for a multi-evidence approach to sustaining biological and cultural diversity, in the spirit of International Mountain Day [...]

Raising mountain voices and building resilience

The Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre is organizing a dialogue on "Building Resilience of Mountain Communities in the face of Climate Crisis" to be held on 12 December at 14.00–16.00 NPT. The event aims to create a platform for mountain people to raise their voices and to celebrate International Mountain Day.


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