International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)

Union internationale de la science du sol (UISS)
Internationale Bodenkundliche Union (IBU)

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19 May 1924, Rome (Italy), at 4th International Conference of Pedology, as Reconstituted during 4th International Congress of Soil Science, 1950, Amsterdam (Netherlands), under the name International Society of Soil Sciences (ISSS) -- Association internationale de la science du sol (AISS) -- Sociedad Internacional de la Ciencia del Suelo (SICS) -- Internationale Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft (IBG). Present name adopted at World Congress, Montpellier (France), Aug 1998.


Foster all branches of soil science and its applications; promote contacts among scientists and other persons engaged in study and application of soil science; stimulate scientific research and further application of such research for the benefit of mankind.

Future Events

2022 Glasgow, UK – Congress

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Research and development; knowledge management/information dissemination; awards/prizes/competitions; events/meetings; standards/guidelines; monitoring/evaluation.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (Special Status); World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 37 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 84 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 15: Life on Land



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25. Sep 2019
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