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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

IMD celebration at COP24

There will be a IMD side event on "Mountain adaptation: Vulnerable peaks and people" at UNFCCC COP24 in Katowice, Poland. The event will be organized by UN Austria, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention (PSAC), Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN) and Albania. The [...]

L'Association Assirem Gouraya will celebrate IMD by replanting 300 trees

L'Association Assirem Gouraya will be celebrating the "la 7éme édition du festival national de la Montagne in la Wilaya de Bejaia, Algeria. The five day festival will include a reforestation activity of 300 trees, exhibitions of aritisinal products and an organized hike in Gouraya National Park. Approxinately 500 participants are expected to attend.