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International Mountain Day
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Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration

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

ICIMOD launches two photo competitions for IMD

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) launched a photo and photo story competition on ‘Capturing change across the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH)’ for International Mountain Day (IMD) to bring attention to how climate, hunger and migration are affecting the HKH and inspire action to include sustainable mountain development in national and global agendas. [...]

Hiking group carries IMD flag to 100-year-old walnut tree

As part of a series of activities organized in celebration of International Mountain Day (IMD) 2017, the Real Casino de Murcia hiking group carried the IMD flag with them on 4 November as they hiked to a 100-year-old walnut tree, called "Plantón del Cobacho", in the mountains near Nerpio, Albacete, Spain. Their 2017 IMD activities [...]