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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

FAO Costa Rica to observe IMD

The FAO representation in Costa Rica will celebrate International Mountain Day and the National Day of Protected Zones on November 21. The theme will focus on "mountains are important for water, tourism, disaster risk reduction, indigenous peoples and biodiversity". With this event, FAO Costa Rica aims to raise social awareness of the necessity for the protection [...]

Oikos organizes a "Carnaval por las Montañas"

The "Carnaval por las Montañas 2018" will be taking place in Peru this year for IMD. It will include several activities that hope to promote interest in the conservation, culture and life of the Andes mountains. One of the many events will include a photo contest, “Desde La Cima” that will be displaying mountain-related photos.