The International Union of Alpinist Association UIAA meets in Kathmandu from the 10th October to 16th October, 1982 for its 44th General Assembly and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its founding.
It was for the first time in the history of UIAA that such an important meeting was held in Asia-most appropriately in the lap of the mighty Himalayas.
Hundred and thirty five delegates from twenty six countries exchanged ideas and experiences on various problems related with mountaineering activities.
On evaluating the problems pertaining to the mountains, an new consensus has emerged in the conference. The UIAA General Assembly has resolved to adopt the following principles and guidelines as a programme for concrete action to be henceforth called the Kathmandu Declaration on Mountain Activities.