The Mountain Partnership advocates for global attention and tangible commitments from the international community to achieving sustainable mountain development.
By sending out a strong message to negotiators and policy makers, we aim to ensure that mountains and mountain people are a priority on the global agenda. We try to encourage good governance through the development of policies, laws and investments that empower local mountain communities and involve them in decision-making.
Our activities at the international level include raising awareness of sustainable mountain development at high-level events and working towards the inclusion of mountain issues in the main international processes, negotiated texts, declarations and outcome documents.
Mountain Partnership members join forces to organize side events at major United Nations events and conventions and contribute to the preparation of the United Nations Secretary-General’s biennial report to the General Assembly on mountains.
They also promote advocacy and awareness-raising activities at regional and national level, for example by supporting the work of national committees for mountains.