Launch of the 2015 International Year of Soils

The launch of the IYS will take place during the celebration of the first official UN World Soil Day 2014 on 5 December 2014

The IYS launch is being organized as part of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, coupled with concurrent events  in Bangkok, Rome and Santiago.  The Director-General will open the event taking place in Rome on 5 December.

The goal of the IYS is to raise awareness on the importance of “Healthy soils for a healthy life”. The soils community globally is committed towards raising awareness and advocating for the sustainable management of our silent ally, soils. To this end, various countries are organizing special events on 5 December 2014 to commemorate World Soil Day and the International Year of Soils.

To share events due to take place on World Soil Day or IYS activities planned during 2015, please email [email protected] and they will be added to the IYS calendar of events.  


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