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UNFF19: Safeguarding mountain forests for sustainable mountain development

UNFF19: Safeguarding mountain forests for sustainable mountain development

news

On 10 May, the Governments of Kyrgyzstan, Italy and Nepal, in collaboration with the UN Group of Friends for Mountains, hosted a side event at the 19th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF19) at UN headquarters in New York. The event emphasized the pivotal role of mountains...

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UNPFII 23 side event: "Calls to action for safeguarding seven generations in times of good, social and ecological crises"

UNPFII 23 side event: "Calls to action for safeguarding seven generations in times of good, social and ecological crises"

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The UNPFII 23 side event titled "Calls to action for safeguarding seven generations in times of food, social and ecological crises – Reporting on the outcomes of the 2023 UN Global Indigenous Youth Forum" will be held in person at the United Nations headquarters in New York, NY, USA. 
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Members’ Voices: Santiago Fernández Peña, Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Members’ Voices: Santiago Fernández Peña, Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

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In this latest Members' Voices feature, Santiago Fernández Peña, Grant and Development Manager of the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD), discusses AASD's commitment to community-led development in the Andean highlands of Peru.

What is the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development's mission?

The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development – or as we...

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 Achieving sustainable food systems in mountains

Achieving sustainable food systems in mountains

peak to peak

The February 2024 issue of Peak to Peak highlights recent international events focused on mountains, including the conference "Enabling resilient and sustainable food systems in the Hindu Kush Himalaya" in Nepal and the European foresight workshop for resilient mountain areas in Belgium. Top news stories and features cover the declaration...

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UNESCO recognizes the cultural significance of two transhumance traditions

UNESCO recognizes the cultural significance of two transhumance traditions

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European transhumance and the Swiss alpine pasture season have been recognized as intangible cultural heritage by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Transhumance refers to the seasonal movement of people with their livestock between geographical or climatic regions. It is also a common practice in several mountainous...

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Restoring mountain ecosystems - Challenges, case studies and recommendations for implementing the UN Decade Principles for Mountain Ecosystem Restoration

Restoring mountain ecosystems - Challenges, case studies and recommendations for implementing the UN Decade Principles for Mountain Ecosystem Restoration

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Mountains are home to a variety of ecosystems that provide vital services directly to 1.1 billion people and billions of others living in connected lowland areas. Half of humanity depends on mountains for the provision of freshwater alone. Mountain ecosystems cool local temperatures, increase water retention, provide carbon storage, and...

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