Global Soil Partnership

The GSP Plenary Assembly is only few weeks to go and all documents are available online

Due to the public health impact of COVID-19 and to protect the well-being of our employees, delegates and partners, the Global Soil Partnership will held its Eighth GSP Plenary Assembly in a virtual format (Zoom) on 3 – 5 June 2020 from 12:00 to 14:30 pm (GMT+2)

All documents have been published online in English and are available for consultation here.

Looking forward to welcoming you all virtually! 

-> Register here by 31 May 2020

-> Download the Agenda

-> Read the official documents

Presentations | Report | Key moments video 


Over 300 attendees including delegates, members of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) and other stakeholders are expected to join the live virtual meeting. Participants will be able to listen, talk, vote, and submit questions from any remote location with internet connectivity.

Given the limitations posed by different time zones and by the virtual format – this year plenary will only focus on a few items that require endorsement before the 27th session of the Committee on Agriculture (28 Sep - 2 Oct 2020):

  • Findings of the Evaluation on the Global Soil Partnership.
  • Report on the Financial status of the Global Soil Partnership.
  • Decision about the theme for World Soil Day 2021.
  • Decision about the Global Symposia in 2021 and 2022.
  • Guidelines for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of Soil Organic Carbon stocks and changes.
  • Progresses under the GSP pillars of action including the implementation of the Code of Conduct for the Sustainable Use and Management of Fertilizers, the Protocol on Sustainable Soil Management and the advances under Pillar 4 and global mapping.
  • Status of the Global Assessment on Soil Pollution and Soil Biodiversity.
  • Progresses under the Regional Soil Partnerships.

Regrettably, side events to this year Plenary have been cancelled. The Plenary Assembly will be held in English.

Background information

The Plenary Assembly constitutes the decision making body of the Global Soil Partnership. It embraces all FAO member countries, GSP partners, donors and other relevant stakeholders in a yearly meeting to review and prioritize GSP actions while facilitating a balanced regional policy making process.

*Links for entering the virtual plenary and guidelines for participants will be sent upon registration