International Mountain Day

Date: 11 December

Organized By:UN

Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


The year 2002 was the International Year of Mountains. At the close of this year, on December 20, 2002, the United Nations (UN) general Assembly proclaimed to observe December 11 as International Mountain Day with an aim to draw attention to the important roles that mountain regions play in water, energy and food supply. The Day was first observed on 11 December 2003. With this proclamation UN encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development.

Actions and Programs

International Mountain Day is observed with various activities and events. Some events are workshops, seminars, book fairs, press releases, etc. These programs and events are aimed to spread the importance and role of mountains and mountainous regions.


2016: Mountain cultures: Celebrating diversity and strengthening identity

2015: Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods

2014: Mountain Farming

2013: Mountains: Key to a Sustainable Future

2012: Celebrating Mountain Life

2011: Mountains and Forests

2010: Mountain Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

2009: Reducing Risk Saves Lives

2008: Food Security in Mountains

2007: Climate Change in Mountains Areas

2006: Managing Mountain Biodiversity for Better Lives

2005: Mountain Tourism: Making it Work for the Poor

2004: Peace: Key to Sustainable Mountain Development



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