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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

REDAR Perú International Mountain Day event for children

Red de Agroindustria Rural del Perú (REDAR Perú) and Oberle Perú are organizing an International Mountain Day event for children in Lima, Perú. About 70 to 100 youth aged 8 to 14, from both rural and urban areas of the region, will meet to celebrate the day. The event aims to instill in youth a [...]

Italian mountain communities host forum for IMD

The National Union of Mountain Towns and Communities (UNCEM) is planning a forum in Rome to commemorate International Mountain Day 2019. The discussion will focus on topics concerning mountains and lowlands, natural resources, development and cohesion, and local authorities.