The message of the mountains - International Mountain Day conference

Vatican City
From: 12.12.2022 to: 12.12.2022

This day-long conference on mountains is anchored in the words of the Laudato Sì. It is hosted by the Department of Culture and Education of the Holy See together and the Mountain Partnership – the United Nations alliance dedicated to the development of mountain areas – in collaboration with Giovane Montagna, the Italian Alpine Club and Guide Don Bosco 6000 - Peru, as a contribution to the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development 2022 and International Mountain Day.

The United Nations General Assembly established International Mountain Day was in 2003. It is celebrated every year on 11 December to underline the importance of mountains to life. This year, the theme of the Day is "Women Move Mountains" in recognition of the crucial role women play in the preservation of traditions and knowledge, and the conservation of natural resources and biodiversity in all mountain ecosystems of the world.

The conference will feature a variety of mountain actors, including mountaineers, scientists, sustainable development experts, tourism operators, volunteers, and sports enthusiasts. It will offer a moment of shared reflection to highlight the invisible thread that spurs everyone to admire the panorama of a summit, which can be reached along the many possible paths that have the principles of sharing, dialogue, solidarity and care.

Learn more about International Mountain Day

Photo: ©Susheel Kumar Shrestha

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