FAO Liaison Office in New York
 

World Soil Day Celebration at the UN Headquarters

Soil and Pulses, a symbiosis for life and for halting soil degradation 

2 December 2016, New York --  Healthy soils and pulses can support sustainable development and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by ensuring food security and healthy diets, while combating and adapting to climate change and preserving biodiversity and natural resources. They are part of the package aimed at achieving land degradation neutrality.

The event will pay special tribute to His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand. In recognition of his lifelong work on soils and sustainable soil management, His Majesty’s Birthday, 5 December,  has been designated World Soil Day since 2014 by the UN General Assembly.

Join us at this World Soil Day event to discuss the essential role of soils and pulses for food security and nutrition and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

 

Click here for details                               

 

 

Latest News

23 Nov 2016

Swift action, massive education push needed to avoid plunge over “unsustainability precipice,” top UN official says

Speaking at event on sustainable development, General Assembly President flags causes for concern, reasons for hope
22 Nov 2016

Keeping the focus on grain pulses

FAO dialogue explores nutritional, environmental and economic virtues of growing lentils and beans
21 Nov 2016

FAO and the Vatican condemn illegal fishing and forced labour on the high seas, urge collective action

Groundbreaking international accords pave the way for wiping out human rights abuses in fisheries industry
18 Nov 2016

UN food agencies call for urgent action to address southern Madagascar’s worsening food insecurity

$67 million needed in food aid and farming support for upcoming planting season
17 Nov 2016

Africa-funded project helps small-island nations adapt to perils of climate change

Initiative underlines agriculture’s essential role in post-Paris climate action
16 Nov 2016

Agriculture and food security at heart of climate change action

FAO unveils new global framework for action on water scarcity at COP22 summit