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International Mountain Day

Happy International Mountain Day!

The United Nations designated the year of 2002 as the International Year of Mountains to increase awareness of the importance of mountains and sustainable mountain development.  International Year of Mountains was so successful that the United Nations General Assembly designated December 11 as International Mountain Day, starting in 2003.

International Mountain Day is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.

- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN agency leading the observance of International Mountain Day

Each year, International Mountain Day observance is centered around a particular theme. International Mountain Day 2011 will focus on mountains and forests:

It aims to raise awareness about the relevance of mountain forests and the role they play within a Green Economy as well as in climate change adaptation measures.


Check out our great selection of Mountain Calendars.

Learn more about efforts to protect mountain environments and improve the lives of people living in those environments at mountainpartnership.org.

Sources: punchbowl.com, fao.org, timeanddate.com
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World Food Day

What is World Food Day?

World Food Day (WFD) is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger.

- U.S. National Committee for World Food Day

Learn more about the history and objectives of WFD by clicking here.

When is World Food Day?

October 16, in recognition of the founding of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on October 16, 1945.

How do I observe World Food Day?

Each year, FAO focuses on a new theme, which WFD events are centered around. Check out this year’s theme, find WFD events in your area or make a donation here.

Sources: worldfooddayusa.org
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