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.
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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