After the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils 2015 (IYS) by the UN, the Global Soil Partnership as the Secretariat of IYS is currently working on the visibility of the IYS by developing a logo and a dedicated website.
The Secretariat will establish a Steering Committee that will support the implementation of activities of the IYS. The composition of this Committee and the decisions about the plan of activities of the year will be decided at the upcoming GSP Plenary Assembly (22-24 July 2014). Meanwhile, an ad-hoc Steering Committee will be established to advance in the preparation of this year. The first meeting of this ad-hoc Steering Committee will take place in early March at FAO, HQ, Rome, Italy.
All partners and interested colleagues are invited to submit proposals for activities that could be implemented during the IYS. Please send your ideas, suggestions or contributions to the GSP-Secretariat@fao.org