International Mountain Day

Hunger rising in mountain regions due to biodiversity loss, climate change

Although many of the world’s most important crops and livestock species originate in mountain regions, hunger is rising in these areas due to biodiversity loss and climate change, according to a joint study published on Friday by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and partners. 

Mountains matter, especially if you’re young, UN declares

Covering around 27 per cent of the earth's land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world’s towards sustainable economic growth. With the future in mind, the theme for this year’s international day celebrating the world’s peaks and summits on Wednesday, is Mountains matter for Youth.

News in Brief 11 December 2017 (AM)

Children exposed to dangerous “new risks” online: UNICEF

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Nepal’s mountain communities feeling effects of global warming

Climate change and global warming are the main challenges faced by communities living in the mountains of Nepal, according to a representative from the country’s Mountaineering Association.

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