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

Mountaineering Ireland Lynam Medal winner to be announced on 11 December

Mountaineering Ireland, the national governing body for mountaineering, will announce the winner of the 2020 Mountaineering Ireland Lynam Medal on International Mountain Day.

Going camping in Guinea to raise awareness about mountains

On the occasion of International Mountain Day, the Association des Jeunes pour le Développement Agricole (Youth Association for Agricultural Development) of Guinea will take a group of people camping near a mountain. The event will raise awareness about mountain biodiversity and the important services that mountain ecosystems provide.


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