World Soil Day 2020 – Stamps of UNO.
An International Day to celebrate Soil was recommended by International Union of Soil Sciences in 2002. Under the leadership of Kingdom of Thailand , The 68th UN General Assembly formally declared Dec 5 as World Soil Day. It was Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand’s Birthday
World SoIL Day (WSD) is held annually as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources. The 2020 Campaign by FAO is “Keep Soil Alive Protect Soil BioDiversity”.
Did you Know that Soil is a living resource home to more than 25% of our Planet’s Bio-Diversity.
The United Nations New York Postal Administration issued a stamp sheet consisting of ten US$ 1.20 denominated stamps with the illustrations composed in soil to reflect the indispensable role of soil in sustaining all lives on earth. The tabs feature the Sustainable Development Goals, whose achievement are linked and attributed to healthy soils.
The background image shows a rice terrace in a village of Ban Pa Pong Piang in the northern Chiang Mai Province of Thailand: an example of a locally driven approach to pursue economic growth and livelihood in tandem with sustainable use and management of the precious soil resources. The stamps were designed by Thaneth Ponchaiwong of the Thailand Post Company.