The UN agency will host the event, organized in conjunction with its Global Soil Partnership and the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils.
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the Global Initiative on Soil Biodiversity and the Science-Policy Interface of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification are also involved.
The meeting will bring together government officials, international organizations, land users, and experts in soil science and biodiversity.
The main goal of the GSOBI21 will be to fill knowledge gaps, identify solutions to global challenges through the improvement of soil biodiversity and promote debate among policy makers, food producers, scientists, professionals and other stakeholders. .
FAO Director General QU Dongyu will open the symposium. In addition to other interventions by high-level experts, a session dedicated to the actions of the private sector on soil biodiversity and health and a review of the state of the world’s biodiversity of this resource is planned.