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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

Mountaineering organization planning a mountain festival in India

Giripremi, a, India-based mountaineering organization, will celebrate International Mountain Day (IMD) by organizing a ten-day mountain festival in Pune, India on 2-11 December 2017. The festival will raise awareness on the 2017 IMD theme “Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration”. The programme comprises seminars, treks, a mountain film festival and photography competition, a mountain quiz [...]

Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh organizes fifth annual IMD celebration

For the fifth consecutive year, the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs of Bangladesh will celebrate International Mountain Day in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations Development Programme, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Bangladesh Adventure Club and other organizations. The activities, [...]