World Soil Day celebration and closure of the IYS 2015
The General Assembly of the United Nations in December 2013 designated 5 December as World Soil Day (WSD) and declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils (IYS).
Both WSD and the IYS are essential platforms to raise awareness at the international, regional and national levels about the fundamental role of soils for human life.
This event, at FAO Headquarters, is intended to celebrate World Soil Day 2015 and the closure of the International Year of Soils 2015, with similar events organized in all FAO Regional Offices.
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