GSP fifth Plenary Assembly
The Global Soil Partnership’s 5th Plenary Assembly (GSP PA) will take place from 20 to 22 June 2017 at FAO headquarters in Rome. The GSP PA constitutes the decision-making body of the GSP and the main venue where all GSP partners come together to make important decisions about the global soil agenda, reviewing and prioritizing items in the work plan. Among the main highlights are the appointment of the GSP Soil Data Facility for a term of 3 years; the discussion of progress reports in relation to key dimensions of GSP (or GSP-induced) activities; efforts for resource mobilization and the future World Soil Day occurrences.
Within the framework of taking concrete actions in the fight against soil degradation, the GSP PA agenda will include a technical seminar on soil contamination and a policy-oriented workshop on the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM). In accordance with the GSP Rules of Procedure, the timetable and official documents for each item of the provisional agenda will be made available shortly on the GSP website. We encourage participation of all those who can play an active part in this cutting-edge process and help achieve our partners’ high expectations!
The GSP Secretariat invites participants to register for the 5th GSP PA meeting by the 30th of May 2017. Please note that the online registration tool requires the uploading of a recent passport-size digital photograph and a passport/ID scan. Any request for inclusion or modification of items on the Provisional Agenda should be sent to: GSP-Secretariat@fao.org by 20 May 2017.