Journée internationale de la montagne

IMD dans le monde

Greek island takes action for IMD 2019

09/10/2019
In light of International Mountain Day, the University of the Mountains will conduct an excursion to the Municipality of Platanias, Crete, Greece, on 10 October. There, they will perform medical examinations on the vulnerable Karanou population, educate primary school children and facilitate an open discussion with mountain peoples about their livelihoods. Monthly excursions to mountainous and remote villages of Crete and the Aegean islands will occur in the future. Photo from The University of Mountains

Peru organizes mountain conference on IMD 2019

08/10/2019
The National Institute of Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems of Peru is organizing the international symposium, “Mountains: Our Future”, to be held in Cusco, Peru from 10 to 12 December to celebrate International Mountain Day. The symposium aims to exchange knowledge on climate change in these ecosystems, analyse the role of research on public policy and implementation, and identify the way forward on these issues.

2018 International Mountain Day Events

01/02/2019
The following events are from International Mountain Day 2018.

ICENECDEV celebrates IMD 2018

30/01/2019
The International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV) in collaboration with 10 local partners and 100 students from the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Buea in Cameroon celebrated IMD by by raising awareness of mountain resources to sustainable livelihoods.

UNA-USA and UVU celebrate IMD 2018

17/01/2019
Utah Valley University (UVU) celebrated IMD 2018 this past December by attending several events including the "Tackling Climate Change and Building Resilience for Mountain and Rural Communities" side event at the United Nations in New York. The United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA) posted a piece about their collaboration with the Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF) to raise awareness about mountain targets in North America.  Photo by Samuel Elzinga

Virunga Wildlife Clubs celebrates IMD 2018

15/01/2019
Virunga Wildlife Clubs organized an awareness campaign to promote environmental information in more than 356 schools. Additionally, to raise awareness for the "MountainsMatter" theme, conferences, workshops, mountain climbing and exhibitions were organized. 

Iran celebrates International Mountain Day

15/01/2019
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, approximately 100 participants gathered to watch several performances with traditional costumes and music. 

Sri Lanka celebrates IMD 2018

11/01/2019
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.

IMD 2018 celebrations in Germany

01/01/2019
An event was organized by the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus and the ‘Landratsamt Garmisch-Partenkirchen’ to celebrate IMD 2018 in Germany. The theme for the event was 'Mountains Matter for water'. The event started with a discussion round of local authorities and natural scientists, afterwards Prof. Dr. Michael Rast from the European Space Agency had an excellent speech about the retreat of the alpine glaciers as observed from space. The event ended with a presentation from the EagleWings project, showing pictures of [...]

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

21/12/2018
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.