11 December l International Mountain Day

The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December as “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world.

At the 78th plenary session, on 20 December 2002, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided resolution A/RES/57/245 International Year of the Mountains (2002) :

source: http://repository.un.org/bitstream/handle/11176/169203/A_RES_57_245-EN.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y
http://www.un.org/en/events/mountainday/index.shtml
http://www.fao.org/forestry/internationalmountainday/en/