For millions of people living in mountainous areas, hunger and the threat of hunger are nothing new. Harsh climates and the difficult, often inaccessible terrain, combined with political and social marginality make mountain peoples vulnerable to food shortages. One in three mountain people in developing countries is facing hunger and malnutrition. This...
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On 25 April 2015, a devastating earthquake stuck Nepal resulting in 9 000 deaths and injuring thousands across the country. The earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks  affected around eight million people, causing massive damage to homes, buildings and infrastructure as well as disrupting key economic sectors including agriculture, livestock and...
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The Mountain Partnership Secretariat and numerous Mountain Partnership members are organizing side events, photo exhibitions and other events to bring attention to mountains during the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, France. The purpose is...
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The 11 of December is a special day of observance for mountains. As homes, sources of essential goods, foundations of livelihoods and cultural heritage, the value of mountains is immeasurable. This year on International Mountain Day (IMD) they are being celebrated for the various products and services that are derived...
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The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) has launched a funding database to assist members in their resource mobilization efforts. The online tool will help identify resource partners and different funding sources to support projects on sustainable mountain development at the global, regional and local level.The Mountain Partnership (MP) database...
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On 25 September 2015, 193 Member States of the United Nations (UN) adopted the new international sustainable development agenda, which includes mountain - related targets as part of the world pursuit of global prosperity while ensuring the planet’s wellbeing. Gathered at UN Headquarters in New York, most delegations were represented...
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09.02.2016

Intensive course in ‘recording rock-art’

Intensive course in ‘recording rock-art’

The advanced course “Recording rock-art: new technologies for the documentation and management of mountain and valley heritage” will be offered by the University of Milan (through its branch known as the University of the Mountains, or UNIMONT, a centre of excellence located at Edolo) in collaboration with the Centro...

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08.02.2016

KIRDARC shares news of its work in Nepal

KIRDARC shares news of its work in Nepal

The 2015 Quarterly Reflection edition of the electronic newsletter of the Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre (KIRDARC) opens with a story about an “umbrella rally” that KIRDARC hosted in Nepal. During the event, organized to mark Global Divestment Day, young people held open umbrellas to symbolize that...

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