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The International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development 2022: an opportunity to promote action for mountains

The International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development 2022: an opportunity to promote action for mountains

05.08.2022

On 16 December 2021, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development (IYM2022) at the proposal of the Kyrgyz Government.

The UN General Assembly resolution on the IYM2022 was sponsored by 94 governments and invited the Mountain Partnership (MP), in collaboration with...

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Keeping our mountains plastic waste free - policy brief

Keeping our mountains plastic waste free - policy brief

29.09.2022

Mountain areas host both sprawling cities and rural settlements, providing a home for about 15 per cent of the global population. Linked to global supply chains and as a consequence of population growth, overconsumption and tourism, the generation of waste – especially plastic waste – is surging across mountains. This...

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Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from East Africa

Mountains ADAPT: Solutions from East Africa

10.05.2022

To mark the official launch of the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has published two new booklets, titled Mountains ADAPT. They feature 27 concrete solutions in mountainous areas to adapt to the climate crisis – 18 in East Africa and nine...

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United Nations General Assembly Report: Sustainable mountain development (2022)

United Nations General Assembly Report: Sustainable mountain development (2022)

08.09.2022

Report of the Secretary-General on Sustainable Mountain Development

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Quito Declaration Charter for World Mountain People (2003)

Quito Declaration Charter for World Mountain People (2003)

04.09.2003

The representatives of Mountain Territories from forty countries met on 20 September 2002 in Quito (Ecuador) taking into account the declarations issued at preparatory meetings of Achocalla (August 2002, Bolivia) and Yuksam (April 2002, India), adopted the main points of the following declaration during the 2nd World Meeting of Mountain...

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On the development and protection of mountain territories

On the development and protection of mountain territories

31.01.2022

The governing body of the Interparliamentary Assembly of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) adopted a model law that aims at supporting the sustainable development of its member states' mountain communities.

The model law addresses the social and economic development of mountain regions, including defining mechanisms...

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