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First International Mountain Day on December 11

International mountain day
International Mountain Day is to be held worldwide for the first time on December 11. Its motto this year is "Mountains, Source of Freshwater". The UN decided to set up this special day following the resounding success of the International Year of Mountains in 2002.
This year's motto was chosen as part of the International Year of Freshwater 2003 to draw attention to the significance of mountains for the water supply. More than half the world's population depends on water from mountain regions to grow its food, produce electricity, maintain its industries and - first and foremost - obtain drinking water.
Information and advertising material in different languages (including English and French) can be downloaded from the official Mountain Day web site.
Source and information: www.mountains2002.org/imd/imd.html (en)