Youth are driving the world's climate agenda and can help on all fronts, including bolstering mountain ecosystems, FAO Director-General QU Dongyu said today in remarks opening International Mountain Day. "Mountains matter for youth, and our future," he said at a high-level event held by the UN Framework Convention on...
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“Today, mountains and their glaciers are undergoing irreversible transformations resulting from climatic upheavals linked to human action. These are transformations that affect us: the water and energy that we use daily and so many of the foods we eat come from mountains,” says composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi, new
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Ashmita Lama from the Sinja Valley in Nepal has won the 2019 International Mountain Day photo and recipe contest organized by FAO to help promote mountain products and cultural traditions.Lama’s recipe, “Jumla Special Kwati”, is a classic Nepalese mountain recipe made from high-altitude Jumla beans, a traditional mixture...
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The Mountain Partnership Products (MPP) Initiative has been selected as one of 25 Best Practices out of 1 175 from around the world to be spotlighted at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Best Practice Programme. The platform showcases projects that have provided tangible solutions to the world’s biggest...
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15.01.2020

FAO celebrates International Mountain Day in Turkey

FAO celebrates International Mountain Day in Turkey

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrated International Mountain Day with the “International Mountain Day Panel” held at Middle East Technology University (METU) Technocity Cozone on the evening of 11 December.

The day, celebrated this year under the theme of "Mountains matter for Youth”, hosted discussions on the importance...

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14.01.2020

IMD events in Europe

IMD events in Europe

From France to Albania, International Mountain Day (IMD) 2019 was a success in Europe. There were events to fit all interests, including athletics, literature, science and more.

For the fifth year in a row, the Alpine Convention paid tribute to Alpine literature with hundreds of festivities that took place across...

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