International Mountain Day


The United Nations General Assembly has designated 11 December, from 2003 onwards, as “International Mountain Day”. It is observed every year with a different theme relevant to sustainable mountain development.
This year’s International Mountain Day’s purpose "Mountain minorities and indigenous peoples". This day aims to highlight the threats faced by these communities but also to acknowledge the invaluable contribution they can make towards overcoming the global challenges of hunger and malnutrition, biodiversity loss and climate change. It draws attention to the specifics needs and rights of indigenous peoples and mountain minorities that have to be taken into account in the development of mountain-specific strategies and policies.

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