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Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration

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

Argentina’s national mountain committee celebrates IMD in the Andes

26/01/2018
On 14 December, the National Committee for the Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions of Argentina visited the mountain shelters of Pino Hachado, a mountain pass through the Andes, in observance of International Mountain Day (IMD). During the visit, the Committee presented a report highlighting the importance of the Mountain Partnership and IMD. Furthermore, the national [...]

Celebrating IMD and World Soil Day in Madagascar

25/01/2018
The Government of Madagascar celebrated International Mountain Day and World Soil Day together on 5 December 2017. The celebration was held at the Nantsa Watershed in the Itasy Region. This location was chosen due to the alarming state of degredation of the watershed. Ecological activities were implemented there in collaboration with the local communities and [...]

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