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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

The Alpine Convention and the 4th edition of the "Reading Mountains Festival"

The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention proudly announces the 4th Edition of the “Reading Mountains Festival” in the framework of International Mountain Day. Under the umbrella of the Alpine Convention the wide diversity of Alpine culture and literature across and beyond the Alpine region will be celebrated. Partners of all kinds such as schools, restaurants and [...]

MiratecArts presents the #MountainsMatter photography contest

In solidarity with International Mountain Day 2018, Miratec Arts presents annually the Montanha Pico Festival that will take place January 2019. #MountainsMatter is the theme chosen for the 2018 celebration of International Mountain Day.The photo contest will reflect the theme of the international community. We ask photographers to enter their images according to the various [...]