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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

Iran celebrates International Mountain Day

The Mountain Environment Protection Society (MEPS) celebrated International Mountain Day (IMD) in Tehran, Iran.  A "High Mountains in Drylands" conference was organized where various governmental organizations discussed mountain related activities. In the Alborz province, Hashtgerd, approxiamtely 100 participants gathered to watch several performances with traditional costumes and music. 

Sri Lanka celebrates IMD 2018

For the ninth consecutive year, Prabhawa, an environmental organization organized an event in Haputale, Sri Lanka to celebrate International Mountain Day. Sampath Lamahewa, the mayor awarded Prabhawa for its dedicated contribution on environmental conservation activities. Over 100 participants attended the event.