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December 11, International Mountain Day, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003. The General Assembly "encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development."

International Mountain Day is "observed every year with a different theme relevant to sustainable mountain development. FAO is the U.N. organization mandated to lead observance of International Mountain Day. W

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Dec 11, annually

How to get involved[edit | edit source]

see: International Mountain Day 2019,

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International Mountain Day 2023 – Restoring Mountain Ecosystems
Authors: UN Environment Programme, Dec 8, 2023

Annual themes[edit | edit source]

  • 2022: Women move mountains[1]
  • 2019: ‘Mountains matter for Youth’[2]
  • 2018: “#MountainsMatter”

On International Mountain Day 2018, Josué Lorca, president of Venezuela’s National Parks Institute, traveled to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Mérida, to announce measures intended to lengthen the life of Venezuela's last remaining glacier.

The theme for International Mountain Day 2010 was "Mountain minorities and indigenous peoples." It aims to raise awareness about indigenous peoples and minorities who live in mountain environments and the relevance of their cultural heritage, traditions and customs." W

See also: International Mountain Day,

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Reporting[edit | edit source]

See: IMD around the world,

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  • International Mountain Day W
  • International Mountain Day,
  • International Mountain Day,


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