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MEPS is committed to the conservation and promotion of sustainable development of mountain ecosystems thereby ensuring the well-being of highland as well as lowland communities and safeguarding the integrity and cultural diversity of mountain societies.

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[2017-02-14] Chile’s public consultation on mountain policy

Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz, has announced that Chile will be the first country in South America to have a national public policy on sustainable mountain development. To decide the final policy, Chile has launched a public consultation, encouraging Chilean citizens to make suggestions and help shape the government’s priorities, both online and in person.

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[2017-02-14] In memoriam: Ermanno Zanini

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Professor Ermanno Zanini on 9 February 2017 in Turin, Italy at the age of 71. A professor of Soil Science at the University of Turin from 1990 to November 2015, Zanini was not only the founder of the Mountain Partnership’s International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) but also its heart and driving force.

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[2017-02-12] Mountain Related Activities in Iran 2016

This summary mainly includes the activities implemented in Iran by MEPS and other groups involved in mountain related issues but not any group outside of Iran in the MP regional electoral group underneath MEPS.

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[2017-02-11] MP Steering Committee plans for 2017

Immediately following the third edition of the World Mountain Forum in Mbale, Uganda, the Mountain Partnership (MP) Steering Committee held its annual meeting at the Mount Elgon Hotel on 21-22 October 2016.

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[2017-01-23] UNGA adopts mountain resolution

The Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the new resolution on sustainable mountain development on 18 November 2016

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[2017-01-11] Publication on waste management in mountains 09.01.2017

A new report looks at the growing issue of waste in the world’s mountain regions. Launched by GRID-Arendal, the International Solid Waste Management Association and the United Nations Environment Programme on 11 December, International Mountain Day, “Waste management Outlook for Mountain Regions - Sources and solutions” highlights both the challenges and the solutions for sound waste management in mountain regions.

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[2016-12-25] Mountain biodiversity assessment tool launches 13.12.2016

The Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) Program of Future Earth launched a new version of the GMBA Mountain Portal on 11 December, International Mountain Day, along with the GMBA mountain inventory.

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[2016-12-25] Mountain Research and Development issue online 15.12.2016

Mountain Research and Development issue online 15.12.2016 The articles in this issue of Mountain Research and Development derive from papers presented at the 2015 Perth III “Mountains of Our Future Earth” conference and align themselves with research themes of Future Earth.

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[2016-10-03] World Mountain Forum, October 2016, Mbale, Uganda

The World Mountain Forum 2016 will be held from 17 to 20 October in Mbale, a town located near Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda, East Africa.

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[2016-10-03] International Mountain Day 2016 "Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity"

International Mountain Day 2016 (December 11) provide an occasion to highlight the variety and richness of mountain cultures, promote the vast array of mountain identities and ensure that indigenous rights are recognized and traditional ways endure.

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