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The Federal Institute for Less-favoured and Mountainous areas celebrates IMD in Vienna

The Federal Institute for Less-Favoured and Mountainous Areas in Vienna, Austria, celebrated International Mountain Day by organizing a reading event with author El Awadalla. The event, titled “descent” (in German: “abstieg”), was organized as part of the "Reading Mountains" festival of the Alpine Convention. Around 30 people participated in the event. 

Utah International Mountain Forum celebrates IMD

Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of student clubs at Utah Valley University (UVU) promoted the IMD 2018 theme, #MountainsMatter by attending three ECOSOC forums on the UN 2030 Agenda this year. Additionally, Samuel Elzinga and Andrew Jensen, UIMF leaders spoke at the panel titled, "Tackling climate change and building resilience in mountainous and rural communties," at the United Nations in New York, USA. Photo: by Hailee Hodgson

CHINAR organizes community IMD celebration

CHINAR celebrated IMD in Bageshwar, Uttarakhand with school children and the community. A seminar was also organized to discuss responsible tourism, enterprise development, the promotion of energy efficient stoves and the impact of climate change and adaptation. 

Colegio de Ingenieros de Montes celebrates IMD 2018

In the Marina Alta region of Alicante, several events organized by City Council of Xàbia (Alicante), with a powerful collaboration of the Provincial Council of Alicante, the College of Forestry, Colegio de Ingenieros de Montes, the SER Chain, the Xàbia Excursionist Center and the Society of Cazadores de Dénia took place on International Mountain Day. Activities included an excursion on Mount Montgó, one of highest Iberian mountains by the sea.  

Turkey celebrates IMD 2018

In Istanbul, Turkey an IMD event was organized in collaboration with Montis Trips & Expeditions and Impact Hub Istanbul to raise awareness on environmental issues. The program started with a welcome message from FAO-SEC's Forestry Officer, Peter Pechacek.

Pakistan celebrates IMD in Swat

Club46Pakistan in collaboration with TCKP celebrated IMD at Gabin Jabba in Swat, Pakistan. The event focused on educating children on the importance of mountains and the rich biodiversity that resides in Swat. The honey in this region is known throughout Kyber Pakhtunkhwa. 

A special calendar marks International Mountain Day 2018

A calendar released by the Nilgriri Documentation Center (NDC) in Udhagamandalam marked International Mountain Day. The honorary director of the NDC hopes that the occasion will bring awareness to the protection of ecology and biodiversity of the Nilgiris as well as all the Western Ghats. 

#MountainsMatter shared internationally on IMD

International Mountain Day 2018 was covered by several media outlets this year. See all the news coverage below: Thomson Reuters Foundation: Extreme weather menacing lives, livelihoods of mountain people El Pais: El clima extremo amenaza la vida y el sustento de la gente de montana Repubblica: I cambiamenti climatici minacciano la vita nelle montagne: #MountainsMatter Photo Credit: ©Sergey/FAO  

ICIMOD announces the winners of several awards on IMD

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) announces the winners of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Mountain Development Award each year on the occasion of International Mountain Day to honour achievements in ICT-enabled innovations and practices that promote environmental sustainability and mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Kathmandu Living Labs, Nepal and National Biodiversity Centre, Bhutan were awarded. The ICIMOD Mountain Film Award 2018 was also announced. "An Uncertain Winter,"directed by Munmun Dhalaria was awarded.

Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo celebrates in Venezuela

Ministerio del Poder Popular para el Ecosocialismo has organized a four-day event to celebrate IMD in Los Andes, Venezuela. Activities include several workshops, mountain excursions and community reforestation activities.