The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) reflects on its key achievements in promoting sustainable mountain development (SMD) last year in its 2015 annual report. Called “Our Journey in 2015: Mountain Partnership Secretariat Annual Report”, the publication documents the Secretariat’s work in the areas of advocacy, communication and knowledge management, International Mountain...
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Over two days, snow and mountain tourism professionals held discussions on the theme “Sport and Adventure: A Promising Combination for Mountain Destinations”, analysing the prospects for the development of this segment. The 9th edition of the World Congress on Snow and Mountain Tourism, entitled “Mountainlikers”,  took place in...
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“Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity” is the theme chosen for this year’s celebration of International Mountain Day on 11 December 2016. The concept of traditional heritage, culture and spirituality is intrinsically linked with peoples’ livelihoods in the mountains, where it is often traditional lifestyles that determine...
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 Issue 91 – Month 4 – Year 2016 The April issue of Peak to Peak reveals that this year’s IPROMO course will focus on managing mountain resources and diversities – the role of protected areas, in Ormea, Italy, in July. The newsletter also shares calls for mountain-related...
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If the moment has arrived to take your sustainability project to the next level, then please note that the application period for the 2016 UIAA Mountain Protection Award (MPA) is now open. Nomination for the much coveted Award, launched by the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) in...
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Over 30 mountain producers from over ten mountain regions of the world gathered in New Delhi, India for the exhibition “Mountain High! Festival of Peoples and Products”. The 11-day exhibition was held at the Nature Bazaar space, a venue managed by the NGO Dastkar which traditionally promotes traditional crafts, organic...
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28.04.2016

Call for nominations for mountain legacy medal

Call for nominations for mountain legacy medal

The Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal (SEHMLM) is awarded for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions. It is intended both to honor the humanitarian work of Sir Edmund Hillary and also to encourage the emulation of that work.
The Medal presentation event is...

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27.04.2016

FAO launches funding mechanism for mountains

FAO launches funding mechanism for mountains

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat announced on 22 April 2016 that they would start a Mountain Facility, or funding mechanism, to address the rising threat of hunger in the mountain areas of developing countries. The announcement was made at a meeting at FAO in...

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