International Mountain Day 2020

International Mountain Day 2020


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.

As 50% of biodiversity hotspots are found in mountains, this year’s theme is mountain biodiversity.

For more information see:

International Mountain Day Infographics (2019)
Alpine Club of Canada State of the Mountains Report
Mountain Biodiversity and Global Change (FAO Report)
Mountains and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Learn how you can get involved!

Join the movement, mark December 11th on your calendar, and use #MountainsMatter on social media to share why mountains are important to you!

For more information on International Mountain Day, visit:

The UN Mountain Partnership acts as the global facilitator of International Mountain Day.

To learn more about the Partnership and how to become a member, visit: