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Mountains Matter: for people and the planet

Mountains Matter: for people and the planet

In December 2021 the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) declared the year 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development (IYM). To launch this International Year, the Mountain Partnership hosted an online event on April 28 under the theme “Mountains Matter: for people and the planet”.

Why an International Mountain Day?

Why an International Mountain Day?

The origins of International Mountain Days date back to 1992, when the Conference on Environment and Development was held at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The United Nations (UN) proclaimed 2002 as the International Year of Mountains. Since then, the International Mountain Day (IMD) has been celebrated every 11 December.