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 presents IMD award

Mountaineering Ireland (The National Governing Organisation for Mountaineering in Ireland) presents the 'Mountaineering Ireland-Lynam Award' each year to during International Mountain Day. For IMD 2019, they presented the prize - a silver medal - to Sir Chris Bonington, who then gave a lecture to an audience of 500 people.

The Prabhawa Environmental organization of Haputale Sri Lanka hosts 10th IMD celebration

The Prabhawa Environmental organization in Haputale, Sri Lanka, hosted their 10th consecutive International Mountain Day celebration on 11 January 2020. For the entire month following International Mountain Day (11 December 2019), the Prabhawa organization carried out many activities related to environmental protection. The final IMD festivities on 11 January began with the Mayor of Haputale Hon. [...]


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