We have achieved a lot this year. Thanks to the efforts of all of you, many significant activities have taken place at national and local level, engaging both governments and civil society groups to keep up the momentum on mountains and ensure that they receive investments and political attention. Mountains were highlighted by side events at two Rio Convention conferences.
The Mountain Partnership Secretariat released two flagship publications, which you are encouraged to download and read:
International Mountain Day was a roaring success with celebrations held all over the world. This year’s IMD theme “Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods” culminated in an 11-day exhibition, “Mountain High! Festival of Peoples and Products”, that showcases textiles, crafts, mountain beverages and foods such as tea, coffee and quinoa in Delhi, India until 28 December.
We look forward to your continued collaboration and sustained support to improve the livelihoods of mountain peoples and protect mountain environments around the world going into 2016.
Sending you mountainous wishes for the holiday season!