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Andrey Kushlin

Interim Coordinator


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The Mountain Partnership Secretariat


The Mountain Partnership is supported by a Secretariat which is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.

The Secretariat acts as a networking and liaison point for members, connecting institutions and activities in sustainable mountain development to ensure greater participation, coherence and impact. It also engaged in raising awareness globally about the importance of mountains and in advocating for increased political attention to sustainable mountain development and the wellbeing of mountain people.

In particular, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat plays a facilitating role in helping members build and develop joint activities, promote closer collaboration, and achieve greater coherence and better results for sustainable development.

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat receives support from the governments of Italy and Switzerland and the Food and Agriculture Organization. Its climate change-related activities also receive support from the World Bank through the Strategic Initiative on Mountains and Climate Change.

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