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A United Eight-country Voice For Hindu Kush Himalayan Ecosystems


The Hindu Kush Himalayas may finally get a united eight-country voice to safeguard its ecosystem, if the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan keep the promises made by their ministers and representatives at a virtual summit this October. Given past and present tensions between the countries, this is not going to be easy. But at the summit convened by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), all eight countries recognised their fundamental and common dependence on the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH).