Global Soil Partnership

Rules of procedure

The Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership adopted Rules of Procedure for the GSP, at its first session of  June 2013. These Rules of Procedure shall apply to all activities related to the implementation of the Global Soil Partnership.

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“Because it’s everywhere, we tend to overlook the fact that soil is a limited natural resource”

Some of the key objectives

  • develop sustainable soil management guidelines for the different soils considering their potentials and limitations
  • promote access to soil information and advocate the need for new soil surveys and data collection;
  • promote investment and technical cooperation to address fundamental issues in different regions;
  • promote institutional strengthening and capacity development of soil institutions at local, national, regional and interregional levels;
  • promote the necessary public and government awareness of soils through recognition of a World Soil Day and celebration of an International Year of Soils.