Governments of Azerbaijan, Republic of Korea, Panama and Tajikistan join the Mountain Partnership


Four national governments became members of the Mountain Partnership in 2022 – the Governments of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Korea, Panama and Tajikistan – raising the total number of member governments to 63.

Each government that is a member is represented in the Mountain Partnership by a specific ministry or agency. Azerbaijan is represented by the Reserves Management Center of the State Tourism Agency, Republic of Korea is represented by the Korea Forest Service, Panama is represented by Ministry of the Environment, and Tajikistan is represented by the Agency of Hydrometeorology.

By becoming members of the Mountain Partnership, these Governments commit to the Mountain Partnership's vision for a world by 2030 with empowered mountain communities and increased public and private sector commitment and investment in sustainable mountain development to address the climate and biodiversity crises in mountains and ensure social and economic livelihood and well-being of mountain people leaving no one behind as well as the conservation and sustainable use of mountain ecosystems and resources, for the benefit of people and planet.

Members' work for the next four years will be guide by the revised Mountain Partnership Governance 2022–2025 that was recently adopted at the Sixth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership. The Global Meeting also adopted the Aspen Declaration, whereby members committed to increase efforts towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, aiming to secure the contribution of resilient mountain ecosystems and communities to a more sustainable world.

The Aspen Declaration also calls on members to support the establishment of processes and mechanisms within the Mountain Partnership that engage diverse stakeholders and rights holders across society in strengthened science-policy dialogues and multistakeholder dialogues, thereby jointly identifying and addressing knowledge needs associated with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in mountain areas.

The Mountain Partnership is the United Nations voluntary alliance of governments and organizations, committed to working together with the common goal of achieving sustainable mountain development around the world. To date, the Mountain Partnership has over 470 members, including governments, subnational authorities, intergovernmental organizations and major groups (e.g. civil society, non-governmental organizations and private sector). Interested governments and organizations may apply to become members by completing the application form.

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