4 November 2002 BISHKEK, 4 November (TCA)–On 29 October, the Global Mountain Summit opened in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Almost 700 guests from 80 countries gathered for this forum. In 1998 the United Nations General Assembly declared 2002 to be the International Year of Mountains (IYM). The decision was made in response to a proposal by the […]

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