Criteria for membership 

Governments, inter-governmental organizations, major groups and private sector companies that are actively engaged in and committed to achieving sustainable mountain development are eligible to join the Mountain Partnership. As such, individuals cannot be members.

Governments and organizations that join the Mountain Partnership must be committed to advancing sustainable mountain development. They must also be willing and able to engage in dialogue and work with fellow Mountain Partnership members to champion the cause of sustainable mountain development.

The criteria for establishing and maintaining membership of the Mountain Partnership include:

  • Endorsement of the vision, mission and guiding principles of the MP;

  • Active involvement in SMD;

  • Be a formal entity with a proven level of stability in terms of funding and organizational capacity;

  • Nomination a focal point for regular interaction with members and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS);

  • Willingness to join forces and cooperate with other MP members;

  • Ability to access information and communication technologies to participate effectively in MP activities;

  • Access to resources (financial, in-kind or both) within the organization to invest in SMD and to play an active role in the MP; and

  • Willingness to fulfill the membership roles and responsbilities, as defined in the Mountain Partnership Governance 2022-2025.

Membership duration is four years and is renewable. Read more in the Mountain Partnership Strategy Governance 2022-2025 document.

Interested governments and organizations may apply to become members by sending back the application form once it has been filled out.

Download application form

By applying for membership, you confirm that you hereby accept the terms and conditions described in the FAO Data Protection and Privacy Notice. Click here to view the FAO Data Protection and Privacy Notice. Mountain Partnership Focal Points and Alternate Focal Points' titles and contact information will be listed publicly on your member detail page so that other members can contact you for potential joint collaborations and actions to promote sustainable mountain development. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns of how your personal data is processed by us.

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