About International Mountain Day
Since 2003, the United Nations has designated December 11th as “International Mountain Day” to call attention to the world about the importance of mountains to life.
International Mountain Day is dedicated to raising awareness about opportunities and challenges facing mountain regions, as well as building alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and places around the world.
This year’s theme is sustainable mountain tourism. Sustainable tourism in mountains can help create additional and alternative livelihood options and promote poverty alleviation, social inclusion, as well as landscape and biodiversity conservation.