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Avalon Historico-Geographical Society is now a member of the Mountain Partnership, a United Nations voluntary alliance of governmental and non-governmental organizations dedicated to improving the lives of mountain peoples and protecting mountain environments around the world. The letter confirming this fact, was received on January 23, 2015.

During the preparatory process of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesberg, South Africa, in 2002, the governments of Italy and Switzerland, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) embarked on an effort to organize a new partnership to strengthen cooperation and more effectively address the needs of mountain peoples and environments around the world. As a result, the International Partnership for Sustainable Development of Mountain Regions, known as the Mountain Partnership, was launched.

The Mountain Partnership currently has more than 200 members, comprising governments, intergovernmental organizations and major groups from civil society, NGOs and the private sector.

The Mountain Partnership is supported by a Secretariat which is hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.



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