International Mountain Day

IMD around the world

Indonesian Mountaineering Federation hosts IMD webinar series

The Indonesian Mountaineering Federation is hosting a webinar series to commemorate the 2021 International Mountain Day theme, “Sustainable mountain tourism.” The first installment on Saturday, 29 May 2021 will discuss Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay's first summit of Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953 as well as George Leigh Mallory's expedition to Mt. Everest in 1921.

Honouring Lebanon's mountains

The Lebanon Mountain Trail Association organized two activities in celebration of International Mountain Day 2020, including the web dialogue “Conserving Lebanon's high mountains: Importance and challenges” and an art competition for children. Children aged 4 to 14-years-old were invited to submit a drawing that showcased the splendor of Lebanon and its mountains. The drawing had to include a Lebanese mountain, flower or plant, wild animal or a native tree.

New Mountain Partnership Goodwill Ambassador appointed on IMD

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat hosted a virtual celebration on 11 December on Zoom. Highlighting the work that many Mountain Partnership (MP) members are doing around the world, the event featured a high-level segment, a session on collaborative actions and programmes, and a round table featuring the MP Goodwill Ambassadors. Trail and sky runner Mira Rai became the newest MP Goodwill Ambassador.

Children learn to care for mountains and the environment on IMD

Redar Peru, the Andean Knowledge Network, Oberle Peru and Fundación Educación y Desarrollo celebrated International Mountain Day together with World Children's Day on 11 December. They organized a virtual meeting in Spanish for children of Ibero-American countries. The meeting encouraged the children to appreciate each other's difference and to value their peers' culture to create a culture of peace and caring for Mother Earth, in particular for mountains.

Two videos dedicated to the mountains of Greece

The Cultural Association of Angista in cooperation with the UNESCO Club of Serres, Greece, produced two videos on mountains for International Mountain Day: "Mountains of Greece by Drone," and "Belles mountain, the beauty of nature." The Association also worked with two local high schools to give a presentation on IMD.

Eleventh annual International Mountain Day observance at Utah Valley University

The Utah International Mountain Forum at Utah Valley University hosted its eleventh International Mountain Day observance on 2 December. Keynote speaker Dustin Liu, Youth Observer to the UN from the UN Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), spoke on biodiversity globally and in mountains. The event was co-sponsored by UNA-USA as well as the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and Utah China Friendship Improvement Sharing Hands Development and Cooperation.

International Mountain Day 2020 in the Nilgiri mountains

International Mountain Day 2020 in the Nilgiri mountains was a grand success. Local TV station "Nakkubetta" ran a one-week programme, ending with a prayer offering to the mountains. People from most of the 350 villages where the Badaga people live participated. Furthermore, the Abishaikh Gender and Development Association together with the Department of Horticulture of the Nilgiris organized a tree planting ceremony, and the OISCA International South India Chapter conducted a webinar on mountain ecology on 11 December.

Brazilian mountain forum concludes on IMD

The Forum for the Sustainable Development of Brazilian Mountain Environments concluded on 11 December, International Mountain Day, with the announcement of the first International Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Research and Innovation in Mountain Environments (LACMON), to be held on 11-13 May 2021.

Moroccan Mountain Coalition celebrates IMD 2020

On the occasion of International Mountain Day 2020, the Moroccan Mountain Coalition organized several activities through its local branches and the national secretariat, including the distribution of 300 furnaces in a mountain village in Sefrou Province. The coalition also organized a webinar on mountain biodiversity. Furthermore, Mohamed Dich, the national coordinator of the Coalition, gave three radio interviews on private, regional and national stations.

Romania celebrates IMD at national level

Organized by the Mountain Economy Center of the Romanian Academy "CEMONT," the National Mountain Area Agency, the Romanian Mountain Forum and the National Agency for Mountain Rural Development ”ROMONTANA," a virtual seminar on "Mountain biodiversity, invaluable heritage of the mountain area: threats, vulnerabilities and perspectives in the context of climate change, extreme weather and globalization” was held on 11 December. Over 100 participants tuned in to the broadcast.
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