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11th December: International Mountain Day

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2021 Theme: “Sustainable Mountain Tourism.”

International Mountain Day is celebrated annually on December 11, to promote awareness for mountain communities around the globe. December 11th was officially declared as International Mountain Day by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/245 in December 2002.

  • Sustainable tourism in mountains can be seen as a contribution to creating additional and alternative livelihood options and promoting poverty alleviation, social inclusion, in addition to landscape and biodiversity conservation.

Importance of mountains

According to the UN, mountains are home to 15 percent of the global population and they provide fresh water for daily life to half of humanity. Mountains also host about half of the biodiversity hotspots across the world.

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