Global Soil Partnership

GSP Plenary Assembly - Twelfth Session

The Plenary Assembly constitutes the decision making body of the Global Soil Partnership. It embraces all the GSP partners in a yearly meeting to review and prioritize GSP actions while facilitating a balanced regional decision-making process.

The Twelfth Plenary Assembly of the Global Soil Partnership will be held on 03-05 June 2024 (Plenary hall at FAO headquarters and on zoom for those connecting remotely). As per the GSP rules of procedures, the item documents to be discussed at the Plenary Assembly will be posted on this page at least 30 days prior to the opening day. 

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List of documents


Adoption of the Agenda: for decision 


Status on the Implementation of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Action Framework: for decision


Implications of the establishment of a Sub-committee on soils under FAO’s Committee on Agriculture (COAG) and maintaining the GSP in its current structure: for decision


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

  • Report by the chairperson on main activities and outcomes of the work programme 2023-2024
  • ITPS work programme 2024-2025
  • Preparation of the Second edition of the Status of the World’s Soil Resources Report



Report on the financial status of the GSP: for information


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

  • Status of soil governance and SoiLEX update, including implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (SSM) and the SSM Protocol.
  • Implementation of the RECSOIL: recarbonization of agricultural soils
  • Implementation of the Global Soil Doctors Programme



Status on the organization of Global Symposia: for information and decision

  • Report on the Global Symposium on Soils and Water 2023
  • Preparations for the Global Symposium on Soil Data and Information 2024
  • Preparations for the Global Symposium on Soil Sealing and Urban Soils 2025



Report on Regional Soil Partnerships: for information and decision


Progress of the GSP Technical Networks: for information and decision 

  • International Network of Soil Information institutions (INSII)
  • Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) and its initiative on soil spectroscopy (GLOSOLAN-Spec)
  • International Network of Black Soils (INBS)
  • International Network of Salt Affected Soils (INSAS)
  • International Network on Soil Fertility and Fertilizers (INSOILFER) including the International Network on Fertilizer Analysis (INFA) and the implementation of the International Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers
  • International Network on Soil Biodiversity (NETSOB)
  • International Network on Soil Pollution (INSOP)



World Soil Day (theme for 2025), awareness raising on soils and Prizes: for information and decision


Proposal to establish the United Nations Decade on Soil Health, for information and decision


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


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


Date and venue of the next Plenary session


Any other matters