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Fourth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership

17-19 September 2013 | Erzurum, Turkey

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Highlights for Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Mountain PartnershipThe Fourth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership opened on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 in Erzurum, Turkey. The meeting began in the morning with opening statements and keynote speeches. The agenda and the four-year strategy of the Mountain Partnership were approved before lunch.

In the afternoon, a Partnership Fair featured short presentations on member activities in the context of the Mountain Partnership. Next, a series of parallel geographic meetings took place, followed by evening side events and a gala dinner.

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View of Erzurum from the meeting venue
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Morning session
Panel (L-R): Ibrahim Çifti, General Directorate of Forestry, Turkey; Mahir Küçük, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey; Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO); and Thomas Hofer, Mountain Partnership Secretariat
Delegrates greet each other before the opening ceremony
Ibrahim Çifti, General Directorate of Forestry, Turkey
Mahir Küçük, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey
Thomas Hofer, Mountain Partnership Secretariat
Eduardo Rojas-Briales, FAO
Nurettin Akman, Ministry of Water Affairs and Forestry, Turkey
Bruno Messerli, University of Berne
Sam Kanyamibwa, Albertine Rift Conservation Society

Afternoon Session
Delegates at the Partnership Fair booth for the Pan Himalayan Grassroots Development Foundation
A presentation about the Fundacion Ecohabitats Colombia at the Partnership Fair
Geographic meeting of South America
Geographic meeting of North & Central America and the Caribbean

Around the Venue
Information booth for the meeting.
Delegates chatting on a coffee break.
Related Links
Meeting resources

*Meeting website

*Meeting programme

*Mountain Partnership basic documents

*Third Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership, 19 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*Second Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership, 28-29 October 2004, Cusco, Peru

*First Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership, 5-6 October 2003, Merano, Italy



IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Mountain Day 2 - “Mainstreaming Rio+20 outcomes in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes for prosperous, resilient, and sustainable mountain ecosystems and communities”, 3 December 2012, Doha, Qatar

*IISD RS briefing note of the Meeting of the Mountain Focus Group, 14 December 2011, New York City, United States of America (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of Mountain Day 1, 4 December 2011, Durban, South Africa (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings)

*UNCSD-L - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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