In 2002, The International Union of Soil Sciences proposed that the 5th of December be World Soil Day (WSD) and should be dedicated to celebrating the importance of soils. Under the leadership of the Kingdom of Thailand and within the “Global Soil Partnership”, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) have turned WSD into a worldwide platform to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our day-to-day lives. The FAO held a conference in June 2013 that focused solely around World Soil Day and in December of 2013 the 68th UN General Assembly officially declared December 5th as the World Soil Day!
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