International Mountain Day

IMD around the world

New Mountain Partnership Goodwill Ambassador appointed on IMD

14/01/2021
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

12/01/2021
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

23/12/2020
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

23/12/2020
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

22/12/2020
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

22/12/2020
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

22/12/2020
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

22/12/2020
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.

University students share stories of mountain action

22/12/2020
On 11 December, the Center for Mountain Transitions at Western Colorado University welcomed students from seven global universities to share stories of mountain action. The virtual session was followed by a discussion of the UNESCO Zero Water Day Partnership. Festivities concluded with the presentation of the 2020 Mountain Leader of the Year award and an online toast.

Painting and education: UNESCO Club of Serres celebrates IMD

21/12/2020
The UNESCO Club of Serres, Greece, celebrated International Mountain Day with an educational programme on mountains and biodiversity. The event included an online presentation of the topic followed by mountain painting.
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