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Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity

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

MiratecArts to host mountain celebration and photo contest

11/07/2017
From the mountain island of Pico, Azores, Portugal, MiratecArts will lead its annual celebration of International Mountain Day on 11 December. On this day, MiratecArts will announce the finalists of the International Photography Contest and present the programme brochure for the fourth Montanha Pico Festival, which will take place throughout the month of January 2018. [...]

Reading Mountains Festival 2017

20/06/2017
The third edition of the Alpine Convention’s Reading Mountains Festival is an occasion for partners around the Alps to organize events to celebrate Alpine literature, languages and cultures on 11 December, International Mountain Day (IMD), and in the days leading up to it. Stakeholders, schools, individuals and all other interested organizations are invited to organize [...]

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