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International Mountain Day
December 11, 2017
International Mountain Day raises awareness about the importance of mountains to life, highlights the opportunities and constraints in mountain development, and is intended to help build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands.
Not only do mountains provide sustenance and well-being to 720 million mountain people around the world, they also indirectly benefit billions more living downstream. Covering around 27 percent of the surface the land, mountains play a critical role in moving the world towards sustainable economic growth.