Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership

Over 220 participants attended the fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership on 11-13 December 2017 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, under the theme ‘Mountains under pressure: climate, hunger, migration’. Coinciding with International Mountain Day and the 15th anniversary of the Mountain Partnership, the Mountain Partnership Global Meeting brought together high-level representatives from mountainous countries, goodwill ambassadors, and representatives of intergovernmental organizations, the private sector and civil society, in addition to Mountain Partnership members, to raise awareness of the need to place mountain ecosystems and peoples at the centre of international negotiations, policies and investments.

A Framework for Action to support concrete actions, put in place long-lasting processes and establish policies that strengthen the resilience of mountain peoples and environments was launched on the first day of the meeting and endorsed by the governments and civil society. Participants heard high-level statements by founding members of the Mountain Partnership. This was followed by remarks by three Mountain Partnership Goodwill Ambassadors and a keynote speech given by Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization.

The programme continued with the identifying of work priorities for the next four years, organized around the Mountain Partnership’s functions of advocacy, capacity development, joint action and communication. A Governance Paper, Advocacy Strategy and Communication Strategy were discussed and endorsed by members.

Among the numerous networking and exchange opportunities were a speed geeking session that saw 10 members present their projects or ongoing work and six side-events that took place at lunch time and in the evening.

On the final day of the Global Meeting, the Partnership considered how best to support the implementation of the Framework for Action and “gear up” for the next biennium. A new Steering Committee was elected, and after the meeting closed, the Steering Committee held its first meeting. 

Photo gallery  
IISD reports  
Meeting agenda
Side events  
Steering Committee
List of participants
Report of the Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership
EbA workshop documentation and photos

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