International Mountain Day
December 4, 2015 5:00pm Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library - University of Utah
The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day (IMD).” It has been observed for the first time in 2004 under the umbrella of the Mountain Partnership, a United Nations coalition of global institutions interested in promotion of the United Nations sustainable mountain development (SMD) agenda. The main goal of the IMD celebration is to raise an awareness about the importance of mountain ecosystems and livelihoods among the global communities.
Utah Valley University (UVU) as member of the Mountain Partnership and the Utah International Mountain Forum (UIMF), a coalition of student clubs at UVU celebrate International Mountain Day every year since 2010. They started to celebrate IMD jointly with other MP members in North America interested in SMD advocacy since 2012.
As part of the efforts to promote the SMD Agenda across the state of Utah, this 2015 IMD celebration is planned to be hosted at University of Utah with contribution from UVU and other MP members from this region. The core theme of 2015 International Mountain Day celebration is Promoting mountain products. (For more information, see: http://www.fao.org/forestry/internationalmountainday/en/)
Our agenda will also include the Benefits of Gender Equality, Diversity, Goods & Services, Agriculture, Health & Education in Mountain Regions. We believe that any conversation regards mountains should include the community that surrounds it as an active participator in any movement or event to promote sustainable mountain development.