UNGA Adopts Resolution Establishing International Year of Soils and World Soil Day

gsp-unga20 December 2013: On 2 December 2013, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution A/C.2/68/L.52, which establishes 5 December as World Soil Day and names 2015 as the International Year of Soils.

The formal adoption comes after two years of efforts spearheaded by the Global Soil Partnership and international partners to bring soils to the forefront of international environment and development discussions.

The Global Soil Partnership Secretariat will serve as the Secretariat for the year, and an organizing committee will be established early in 2014 to determine a joint plan of activities for 2015. [Global Soil Partnership Press Release] [UNGA Resolution A/C.2/68/L.52]