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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

Utah International Mountain Forum hosts seventh IMD celebration

The Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF) hosted its seventh International Mountain Day celebration at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah, United States of America on 4 December 2017. During the event, a new partnership between UVU and the United Nations Department of Public Information was announced. Local speakers made presentations on the state of [...]

International Mountain Day celebration in the Indian Himalaya

International Mountain Day was celebrated by the Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research (CHINAR), with support from the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, in Liti Village, Bageshwar, India. Over 1 500 people from 13 villages participated in the programme, which included traditional folk dance performances, mountain biking and running events, camping, handicraft and agrobiodiversity [...]