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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

Prabhawa Organization hosts eighth annual IMD celebration in Indonesia

Prabhawa Organization of Haputale, Sri Lanka hosted its eighth annual International Mountain Day celebration on 9 December 2017. The event kicked off after religious observances at the Kurunji Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple. The main event took place at the Prabhawa Mountain view point at 5 295 feet above sea level. Participants enjoyed indigenous foods served [...]

Utah International Mountain Forum hosts seventh IMD celebration

The Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF) hosted its seventh International Mountain Day celebration at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah, United States of America on 4 December 2017. During the event, a new partnership between UVU and the United Nations Department of Public Information was announced. Local speakers made presentations on the state of [...]