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International Mountain Day

Mountains are vital for our lives











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    International Mountain Day
    Mountains are vital for our lives
    2018
    In order to celebrate the International Mountain Day and advocate for the importance of sustainable mountain development, the attached infographic will be used as a communication tool that showcases in a nutshell some of the most important facts and figure concerning mountains, their ecosystems and their communities. The infographic will highlight the IMD 2018 theme “Mountains matter” through relevant data on biodiversity, population, food insecurity, disasters etc as well as provide recommendations.
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    International Mountain Day 2022
    Women move mountains
    2022
    Women move mountains is the theme of this year's International Mountain Day on 11 December 2022. Women play a key role in environmental protection and social and economic development in mountain areas. They are often the primary managers of mountain resources, guardians of biodiversity, keepers of traditional knowledge, custodians of local culture and experts in traditional medicine. Increasing climate variability, coupled with a lack of investment in mountain agriculture and rural development, has often pushed men to migrate elsewhere in search of alternative livelihoods. Women have therefore taken on many tasks formerly done by men, yet mountain women are often invisible due to a lack of decision-making power and unequal access to resources. As farmers, market sellers, businesswomen, artisans, entrepreneurs and community leaders, mountain women and girls, in particular in rural areas, have the potential to be major agents of change. When rural women have access to resources, services and opportunities, they become a driving force against hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty and are active in the development of mountain economies. To trigger real change towards sustainable development, it is important to engage in gender transformative change. International Mountain Day 2022 is an opportunity raise awareness about the need to empower mountain women so they can participate more effectively in decision-making processes and have more control over productive resources. By sharing excellence, opportunities and capacity development in mountains, the Day can promote gender equality and therefore contribute to improve social justice, livelihoods and resilience.
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    Mountain Partnership Secretariat – Annual Report 2021 2022
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    The Mountain Partnership is the United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to mountain peoples and environments. The Secretariat of the Mountain Partnership is hosted by FAO. This Annual Report outlines the Mountain Partnership Secretariat’s key achievements in promoting sustainable mountain development in 2021. The publication documents the Secretariat’s work in the areas of advocacy, communication and knowledge management, brokering joint action and leading capacity development initiatives. It frames the Secretariat’s work within the main topics of tackling climate change, restoring mountain ecosystems, empowering youth, promoting mountain products and enterprises, and developing more sustainable tourism in mountains. The 2021 Annual Report also highlights a selection of Mountain Partnership members’ activities around the world to celebrate the many local, national, regional and international collaborations, institutional strengthening, thematic conferences and scientific reports that have taken place within the framework of the Mountain Agenda.

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