Mountain Partnership Events


The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) organized and participated at events to promote the sustainable mountain development agenda, including:

MPS events 2017

International Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Forum – strengthening the snow leopard range countries’ ongoing efforts to protect the snow leopard (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; 24-25 August 2017)


International Congress of Highlands and Mountain Ecosystems – moving towards a regional vision of the Andes mountains (Bogotá, Colombia; 12-14 July 2017)


2017 International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) – environmental and economic issues to enhance mountain sustainability (Ormea and Pieve Tesino, Italy; 5-19 July 2017)


3rd UNWTO Euro-Asian Mountain Resorts Conference – discussing the potential of mountain tourism to foster economic development (Tbilisi, Georgia; 4-7 April 2017)


iAlp: Interactive Alpine Museums – mountain museums launch digital database of their cultural assets (Turin, Italy; 23 February 2017)


MP statement at the 55th Commission for Social Development – two members deliver joint statement on behalf of the Mountain Partnership (UN Building, New York, USA; 7 February 2017)


MPS events 2016

13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity - Mountain Partnership members hold side events to highlight mountain biodiversity (Cancun, Mexico; 4-17 December 2016)

The impact of climate change in mountain areas: a priority for a global action - COP22 - Mountain Partnership members organize side event at the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference (Marrakech, Morocco; 14 November 2016)


Mapping and understanding mountains to achieve the 2030 Agenda - COP 22
 - Mountain Partnership members organize side event at the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference (Marrakech, Morocco; 11 November 2016)


Mountain Partnership Steering Committee meets – (Mbale, Uganda; 21-22 October 2016)


Third edition of the World Mountain Forum - discussing sustainable mountain development in the context of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (Mbale, Uganda; 17-20 October 2016)


Mountain Partnership Products Initiative at Slow Food’s Terra Madre - launching the collaborative project with Slow Food designed to promote mountain products (Turin, Italy; 24 September 2016)

Mountain Partnership briefing at the World Conservation Congress - reviewing the MP’s recent activities, progress and challenges in advancing the mountain conservation and sustainable development agendas (Hawaii, United States; 4 September 2016)

2016 International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) - managing mountain resources and diversities - the role of protected areas (Ormea, Italy; 8-18 July 2016)

Workshop on sustainable value chains for sustainable food systems - (FAO, Rome; 8-9 June 2016)

Bonn Climate Change Conference - a working dinner on mountains and climate change held in the margins of the UNFCCC SBSTA 44 (Bonn, Germany; 18 May 2016)

Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity - sharing the results the study with Permanent Missions to the United Nations (UN Building, New York, USA; 6 May 2016)

Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity - sharing the results the study at a roundtable of USA-based organizations and government officials (FAO, Washington, DC, USA; 3 May 2016)

Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity - sharing the results the study with Permanent Representatives to the Rome-based UN agencies (FAO, Rome, Italy; 22 April 2016)

Organic Agriculture Workshop: With Special Reference to Biological Pesticides and Resistant Varieties - analysing the current state and future research and education needs of organic agriculture in Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; 14-16 March 2016)

Ninth World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism - snow and mountain tourism professionals discussing the theme “Sport and Adventure: A Promising Combination for Mountain Destinations” (Sant Julià de Lòria, Andorra; 2-4 March 2016)

Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity - sharing the results of the study with FAO colleagues (FAO, Rome, Italy; 24 February 2016)

MPS events 2015

Mountain High! Festival of Peoples and Products (New Delhi, India; 17-28 December 2015)

Mountain Products Initiative workshop II (New Delhi, India, 18 December 2015)


Building resilience in mountains - COP21 (Paris, France, 11 December 2015)

Climate change adaptation in mountains – COP21 
(Paris, France, 10 December 2015)

A celebration of mountains at FAO
(Rome, Italy, 11 December 2015)


Mountain Partnership Steering Committee annual meeting (Turin, Italy; 14-15 October 2015)


Meeting discusses inclusive mountain development (Utah, USA, 7-9 October 2015)

Mountain science community gathers in Perth
 (Perth, Scotland, 4-8 October 2015)

The value chain of Andean cereals at Expo event
 (Milan, Italy, 7 September 2015)

Mountain Week in Expo (Milan, Italy, 4 June - 11 June 2015)

The signing of the iAlp agreement (Chamonix, France , 11 July 2015)

IPROMO course on Food Security (Ormea and Edolo, 23 June - 3 July 2015)

Launch of Understanding Mountain Soils publication (Rome, FAO, 22 June 2015)

Forum on Water and Mountains (Dushanbe, Tajikistan 8 June 2015)

Workshop on a global mountain label (Rome, FAO, 20-21 May 2015)

Mountain Partnership Steering Committee meets (Rome, Italy 17-18 February 2015)

MPS events 2014


IMD Observance event at the United Nations (New York, USA 12 December 2014) 

Mountains and water - from understanding to action (Lima, Peru 11 December 2014) 

The new federation of mountain protected areas (Sidney, Australia 13 November 2014) 

IPROMO Course 2014: Promoting Sustainable Farming in Mountain Regions (Ormea, Italy 8 - 18 July 2014) 

Mapping Vulnerability in Mountains (Rome, Italy 23 June 2014) 

Mountain communities highlighted at Environment Day (Rome, Italy 5 June 2014) 

Towards the Creation of a Regional Mechanism for the Andes (San Carlos Bariloche, Argentina 7-9 May 2014) 

International Symposium on Mountain Economy (Guiyang, China 6-8 May 2014) 

Raising the Profile of Mountains in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (New York, USA 29 April 2014)

Peru holds brainstorming session with 20 countries to include mountains in Post-2015 development agenda  (New York, USA, 6 February 2014)

Forests and Mountains side event at the 8th session of the UN’s Open Working Group (New York, USA 5 February 2014) 

Mountain Side event of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group
 (New York, USA 10 January 2014)

MPS events 2013

New York event celebrating International Mountain Day (11 December 2013)

Global Landscapes Forum (16 November 2013)

Mountain Focus Group in New York (22 October 2013)

Fourth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership (Erzurum, Turkey, 17-20 September)

Fourth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership Presentations

CAMP Forum (Kalmak Ashu, Kyrgyz Republic, 27-29 August)

IPROMO course: Understanding Upland Water Management (Ormea, Italy, 12-22 July)

Fortalecimiento de la gestión participativa para el desarrollo sostenible de los Andes Regional Workshop (Quito, Ecuador, 20-21 May)

7th Scientific Journalism Seminar: High Mountains (Loja, Ecuador, 16-17 May)

Enhancing the Mountain Partnership in Africa for Sustainable Development in African Water Towers (Kigali, Rwanda, 20 February)


MPS events 
2012


Regional Workshop on Mountains and Climate Change in the Middle East and North Africa (Marrakech, Morocco, 16-18 December)

Mountain Day 2 at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties 18 (Doha, Qatar, 3 December)

Mountain Partnership Task Force Meeting (Rome, Italy, 29-31 October)

Bhutan+10 Gender and Sustainable Mountain Development in a Changing World International Conference (Thimphu, Bhutan, 14-19 October)

IPROMO course: Understanding and Adapting to Climate Change in mountain areas (Ormea, Italy, 8-17 July)

The Mountain Pavilion at Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13-22 June)

Third Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 June)

First International Conference of Andean Women (Puno, Peru, 14 June)

International Conference of Mountain Countries on Climate Change (Kathmandu, Nepal, 5-6 April)

Why mountains matter in a post Rio+20 world: Mountain Partnership Spring meetings (Rome, Italy, 27-29 February)




MPS events 2011

Adding mountain language to Rio+20: Meetings of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat in New York (New York, USA, 16 December)

International Mountain Day celebrations (11 December)

Mountain Day 1 at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties 17 (Durban, South Africa, 4 December)

Regional Workshop on Mountains and Climate Change in Africa (Mbale, Uganda, 17-19 November)

Regional Workshop on Mountains and Climate Change in Central Asia (Dushanbe, Tajikistan, 9-11 November)

Women of the Mountains Conference (Orem, USA, 8 November)

Regional Workshop on Mountains and Climate Change in Latin America (Santiago, Chile, 26-29 October)

Highlands and drylands: mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions - side event at United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Conference of Parties 10 (Changwon, South Korea, 17 October)

On the road to Rio+20: the World Mountain Conference (Lucerne, Switzerland, 11–12 October)

IPROMO course: Natural hazards and disaster risk management in mountain areas (Ormea, Italy, 9–22 July)

International Symposium on Pastoralism in Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, 13–18 June)

Mountain Meeting at UN Climate Change Conference (Bonn, Germany, 6 June)

Mountain Countries and the Road to Rio+20
(New York, USA, 9 May)

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