Global Soil Partnership

GSP Plenary Assembly - Ninth Session

The Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly (PA) constitutes the main venue where all GSP partners come together to make important decisions about the global soil agenda. 

The Ninth Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership will be held on 8-10 September 2021 from 12:00-15:00 CEST.

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List of documents


Opening of the Session

  • Launch of the "Global Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration Potential map"
  • Launch of the "Recarbonizing global soils: a technical manual of recommended management practices"

1. Adoption of the agenda: for decision

GSPPA IX/2021/1

2. Implementation of the Recommendations of the GSP Evaluation: for decision

  • 2.1 New GSP Action Framework: healthy soils for a healthy life
  • 2.2 Assessment of the implications of an eventual institutionalization of the GSP


3. Work of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel of Soils (ITPS): for information and decision

  • 3.1. Report by the chairperson on main activities and outcomes of the work programme 2019-2020
  • 3.2. Extension of ITPS members due to COVID19
  • 3.3. ITPS work programme 2021-2022
  • 3.4. Towards the Second edition of the Status of the World’s Soil Resources

GSPPA IX/2021/3

4. Report on the financial status of the GSP:  for information

GSPPA IX/2021/4

5. Report on normative tools and actions on sustainable soil management: for information and decision 

  • 5.1. Compliance of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management
  • 5.2. International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers
  • 5.3. RECSOIL: recarbonization of global soils
  • 5.4. Soil Doctors


6. Status about Global Symposia: for information and decision

  • 6.1. Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity
  • 6.2. Global Symposium on Salt Affected Soils
  • 6.3. Global Symposium on Soils4Nutrition
  • 6.4. Themes for the next Symposia

      GSPPA IX/2021/6

      7. Highlights of the GSP work on soil threats and global assessments: for information and decision

      • 7.1. Soil pollution
      • 7.2. Soil biodiversity loss
      • 7.3. Soil salinity
      • 7.4. Soil erosion
      • 7.5. Soil governance (SoilLEX)

      GSPPA IX/2021/7

      8. Report on Regional Soil Partnerships: for information and decision

      GSPPA IX/2021/8

      9. Progress of the GSP Technical Networks: for information and decision

        • 9.1. International Network of Soil Information institutions (INSII)
        • 9.2. Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN)
        • 9.3. International Network on Fertilizers Assessment (INFA)
        • 9.4. International Network of Black Soils (INBS)
        • 9.5. International Network of Salt Affected Soils (INSAS)

                  GSPPA IX/2021/9

                  10. World Soil Day (theme for 2022), awareness raising on soils and Prizes: for information and decision

                  GSPPA IX/2021/10

                  11. Report on efforts towards sustainable soil management by partners: for information

                  12. Election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, and appointment of the Rapporteur for the next period: for decision

                  13. Date and venue of the next Plenary session

                  14. Any other matters