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

Albania involves youth in rural mountain development

Albanian Alps Alliance chairperson Petrit Imeraj will give an interview on local media about the importance of mountains on International Mountain Day 2019. The interview is part of the launch of the latest initiative of the Albanian Network for Rural Development: the "Rural Youth Hub", which involves rural youth, entrepreneurs and farmers who are motivated [...]

Researchers in Canada share mountain knowledge

Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada are convening to celebrate International Mountain Day 2019. A few professors and researchers from the university will speak on 11 December about mountain ecosystems to a general public audience. The event will highlight the importance of mountains and generate consciousness of the need to preserve these [...]