Environment Ministry to send a proposal to UN to designate international year of Himalayas:
After a successful session on Himalayas at the Conference of the Parties (CoP 22), the Environment Ministry will now start preparing a proposal to be sent to the U.N. General Assembly requesting it to declare a year as the International Year of Himalayas and to declare a day in a year as the International Himalaya Day.

Acknowledging the under-representation of the Himalayas at global platforms, the Ministry, for the first time, had entrusted an institute — Almora-based G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment and Sustainable Development — with the task of representing the 12 Himalayan States of the country at CoP 22. A session on which was held at Marrakesh, Morocco on November 17.