Past Mountain Partnership Events

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

MPS events 2022

CBD COP 15 (Montreal, Canada; 7-19 December 2022)


The message of the mountains - International Mountain Day event (Rome, Italy; 12 December 2022)


Women move mountains - International Mountain Day event (Rome, Italy; 9 December 2022)


Steering Committee meeting (Virtual; 1 December 2022)


GROW - Agrobiodiversity in a changing climate (Virtual; 15-25 November 2022)


UNFCCC COP 27 (Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt; 6-18 November 2022)


5th meeting of the Open-ended Scientific Committee for the IYM2022 (Virtual; 28 October 2022)


Steering Committee meeting (Virtual; 29 September 2022)


Sixth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership (Aspen, Colorado, United States of America; 27-29 September 2022)


Terra Madre Salone del Gusto (Turin, Italy; 22-26 September 2022)


High-level meeting on sustainable mountain development (New York, United States of America; 19 September 2022)


Steering Committee meeting (Virtual; 30 August 2022)


4th meeting of the Open-ended Scientific Committee for the IYM2022 (Virtual; 12 July 2022)


IPROMO 2022 Closing Ceremony (Italy; 11 July 2022)


High-level Political Forum side event (Online; 7 July 2022)


IPROMO 2022 Opening Ceremony (Italy; 28 June 2022)


Steering Committee meeting (Virtual; 21 June 2022)


International Mountain Panorama Conference (Zakopane, Poland; 9-11 June 2022)


Five Years of Action for the Development of Mountain Regions (New York, United States of America; 24 May 2022)


3rd meeting of the Open-ended Scientific Committee for the IYM2022 (Virtual; 29 April 2022)


Launch event of the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development 2022 (Virtual; 28 April 2022)


Steering Committee meeting (Virtual; 30 March 2022)


11th World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism (Canillo, Andorra; 23-24 March 2022)


66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women side event (Virtual; 16 March 2022)


Southern African Mountain Conference (Cathkin Park, South Africa; 14-17 March 2022)


2nd meeting of the Open-ended Scientific Committee for the IYM2022 (Virtual; 10 March 2022)


Webinar on agritourism, food and better life (Virtual; 3 March 2022)


1st meeting of the Open-ended Scientific Committee for the IYM2022 (Virtual; 25 January 2022)


Steering Committee meeting (Virtual; 13 January 2022)


New frontiers of sustainable tourism - Italian Pavilion, Expo Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 10 January 2022)


MPS events 2021

International Mountain Day at Expo Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 11 December 2021)


International Mountain Day 2021 – Sustainable Mountain Tourism (Virtual; 10 December 2021)


2nd International Agrobiodiversity Congress side event (Virtual; 17 November 2021)


FAO rooftop farm inauguration (Rome, Italy; 17 November 2021)


Official side events at UNFCCC COP26 (Glasgow, United Kingdom; 5 and 11 November 2021)


Transforming our world: Children's voices for 2050 (Virtual; 4 November 2021)


Origin, Diversity and Territories Forum (Valposchiavo, Switzerland; 13-15 October 2021)


Expo 2020 Dubai "Connecting youth and mountains, creating a Lively future" (Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 8 October 2021)


Expo 2020 Dubai "Reaching for the stars: Sustainable and climate resilient mountain development" (Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 7 October 2021)


Pre-COP26 event (Virtual; 30 September 2021)


High Summit COP26 international conference (Virtual; 24 - 25 September 2021)


Summer field school on mountain ecosystems and resource management (Virtual; 19 - 28 September 2021)


GROW Summer School (Virtual; 14 - 24 September 2021)


UN Food Systems Pre-Summit parallel session (Virtual; 28 July 2021)


Side event at High-level Political Forum (Virtual; 8 July 2021)


IPROMO 2021 Summer School: Post-COVID-19 recovery in mountain areas (Virtual; 6-19 July 2021)


IPROMO 2021 Latinoamericano (Virtual; 27 May - 2 June 2021)


World Bee Day webinar (Virtual; 20 May 2021)


Food Systems Summit Independent Dialogue "Mountains and sustainable food systems – Drivers of sustainable development" (Virtual; 18 May 2021)


Steering Committee meeting (Virtual; 29 April 2021)


United Nations Forum on Forests side event (Virtual; 26 April 2021)


Earth Day webinar "We are nature: Mountain women collectively defending the Earth" (Virtual; 22 April 2021)


Opportunities of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming to Unleash the Family Farmer's Potential (Virtual; 8 April 2021)


FAO Women's Committee VirtualiTea "Ethical Fashion Moves Mountains" (Virtual; 15 March 2021)


Symposium on High Mountain Biodiversity and the Andean-Amazonian Region (Virtual; 5 February 2021)


MPS events 2020

International Mountain Day 2020 – Mountain Biodiversity Matters (Virtual; 11 December 2020)


Climate and Biodiversity Week – Pre-Expo Dubai Series (Virtual; 21 October 2020)


Sparking Change in Mountain Biodiversity through Youth (Virtual; 19 October 2020)


Terra Madre Salone del Gusto (Virtual; 11 October 2020)


Origin, Diversity and Territories Forum (Virtual; 7 October 2020)


IPROMO 2020 Summer School: Mountains in a Changing Climate (Virtual; 28 September – 9 October 2020)


Climate Week NYC side event (Virtual; 22 September 2020)


Launch of the UNDP GEF SGP - FAO MPS - SFI joint initiative "Enhancing agri-food value chains to increase resilience of mountain communities" (Virtual; 21 September 2020)


GROW Agrobiodiversity in a Changing Climate Summer School (Virtual; 15 – 25 September 2020)


Mountain Partnership Products (MPP) Initiative webinar "Overcoming marketing barriers of COVID-19", in English and Spanish (Virtual; 21 & 23 July 2020)


Virtual Side Event at High Level Political Forum (Online; 9 July 2020)


Steering Committee meeting (Virtual; 25 June & 13 July 2020)


Informal Mountain Gathering at the Second Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Rome, Italy; 25 February 2020)


European conference "Mountain areas of large Mediterranean islands: European issues, National and Regional policies and local mechanisms" (Platres & Omodos, Cyprus; 28-31 January 2020)


MPS events 2019

International Mountain Day 2019: FAO and the UN honor youth in mountainous areas (New York, USA; 11 December 2019)


FAO Director-General kicks off International Mountain Day (Madrid, Spain; 11 December 2019)


Ludovico Einaudi appointed Mountain Partnership Ambassador (Milan, Italy; 11 December 2019)


Mountains and climate change in focus at UNFCCC COP 25 (Madrid, Spain; 10-11 December 2019)


Forum Origin, Diversity and Territories focuses on agroecology and self-certication mechanisms in mountains (Lausanne, Switzerland; 4-6 December 2019)


The role of Sustainable Food and Agriculture (SFA) in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Sultanate of Oman (Muscat, Oman; 1-5 December 2019)


Regional Workshop on SDG Indicators (Da Nang, Viet Nam; 7-11 October 2019)


EMbleMatiC Ecojourneys: Developing Alternative Sustainable Tourism in Mediterranean Hinterland Areas (Crete, Greece; 1 - 2 October 2019)


Agrobiodiversity in a Changing Climate Summer School (Rome, Italy; 18 - 26 September 2019)


First International Conference on Semi-Arid Mountain Environments (Abha, Saudi Arabia; 17 - 19 September 2019)


CLimate-Smart Forestry in MOuntain Regions (CLIMO) workshop (Stará Lesná, Slovakia; 9 - 11 September 2019)


IPROMO 2019 Summer School: Landscape approach for enhancing mountain resilience (Italy; 2 - 18 July 2019) 


Joint Workshop on environmental and livelihood SDG Indicators (Tashkent, Uzbekistan; 12-14 June 2019)


High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (New York, USA; 9 - 18 July 2019)


Asia-Pacific Forestry Week (Incheon, Republic of Korea; 17 - 21 June 2019)


International conference on "Mountains: Cultures, Landscapes and Biodiversity" (Baku, Azerbaijan; 10 - 12 May 2019)


Creating a global Mountain Participatory Guarantee System (Ranikhet, India; 14-19 April 2019)


Tackling Climate Change in the Pyrenees region (New York City, USA; 4 March 2019)


Euro-Asian Mountain Tourism conference in Germany (Berchtesgaden, Germany; 2-5 March 2019)


Fair price campaign: promoting equitable prices for high value agricultural products (Rome, Italy; 25 February 2019)

MPS events 2018

International Mountain Day celebrations (New York, USA; 11 December 2018)


Mountains 2018 (Nova Friburgo, Brasil; 11 December 2018)


Mountains highlighted in Switzerland (Berne, Switzerland; 11 December 2018)


Mountain Green Cover Index workshop (Rome, Italy; 26-29 November 2018)


Workshop on mountain transboundary cooperation (Brussels, Belgium; 9 November 2018)


Mountain agriculture, key to achieving zero hunger in Asia (Beijing, China; 7 November 2018)


The High Level Expert Seminar on Indigenous Food systems (Rome, Italy; 7-9 November 2018)


The World Mountain Forum 2018 (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; 23-26 October 2018)


Global Mountain Safeguard Research (GLOMOS) conference (Bolzano, Italy; 17-19 October 2018)


Agrobiodiversity in a Changing Climate Summer School (Rome, Italy; 24 September 2018 - 5 October 2018)


Terra Madre Mountain Producers (Turin, Italy; 21 September 2018)


Forum to highlight mountains in Africa (12-14 September 2018)


Leading Sustainable Mountain Development at the High-Level Political Forum (New York, USA; 16 July 2018)


IPROMO 2018 Summer School: Bioeconomy in mountain areas (Ormea and Pieve Tesino, Italy; 18 June - 2 July 2018)

Mountain Futures 2018 (Kunming, China; 4 - 8 June 2018)


Forgotten fruits and agrobiodiversity: resources worth saving (FICO Eataly World, Bologna, Italy; 22 May 2018)

Green Economy in the Apennine region (Camerino, Italy; 22-23 May 2018)

Mountain Partnership Steering Committee meets (Rome, Italy; 23-24 April 2018)

Mundus Urbano – promoting food security and nutrition in an urbanizing world (Rome, Italy; 5-8 February 2018)

MPS events 2017

Fifth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership (Rome, Italy; 11-13 December 2017)

Forum "Origin, Diversity and Territories" – designing sustainable mountain food systems (Bulle, Switzerland; 1 December 2017)

Mountains and Islands: building a coalition for vulnerable ecosystems – COP23 - Mountain Partnership members organize side event at the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (Bonn, Germany; 16 November 2017)

Implementing the 2030 Agenda & Paris Agreement in mountains: building a Framework for Action – COP23 - Mountain Partnership members organize side event at the 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (Bonn, Germany; 14 November 2017)

West African Mountain Forum – mountains’ contributions to economic development and climate change adaptation (Kpalime, Togo; 5-8 October 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 

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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