International Year of Soils

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS) following the approval of UNGA Resolution A/RES/68/232.
The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. Further information about this global event can be accessed from this thematic webportal. The Food and Agriculture Organisation, entrusted with the coordination of outreach communication events related to the IYS 2015, has developed a specialised information webportal dedicated to soil protection and management.