2020—International Year of Plant Health


The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The year is a once in a lifetime opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment, and boost economic development.

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The actual UN declaration makes clear connection with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; see more at https://undocs.org/A/RES/73/252

If, as a chemist, you thought there will be no reason to celebrate in 2020, think again!


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Chemistry International is the newsmagazine of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). News about IUPAC, its chemists, its publications, its recommendations, its conferences and the work of its commissions and committees is published bimonthly in CI.