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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.

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International Mountain Day in the news

Giripremi organizes several events for IMD 2018

Giripremi, a renowned mountaineering organization in India has launched several intiatives to celebrate this year's International Mountain Day 2018 (IMD). A Mountain Film Festival, an online Mountain Photography contest and an IMD Run will all take place this year. Giripremi aims to promote mountain-related intiatives and mountaineering in India.    

The Alpine Convention and the 4th edition of the "Reading Mountains Festival"

The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention proudly announces the 4th Edition of the “Reading Mountains Festival” in the framework of International Mountain Day. Under the umbrella of the Alpine Convention the wide diversity of Alpine culture and literature across and beyond the Alpine region will be celebrated. Partners of all kinds such as schools, restaurants and [...]