|Upon the proposition of UNESCO and the "International Union
of Geological Sciences", the United Nations General Assembly
proclaimed 2008 to be the "International Year of Planet Earth"
and the three years 2007-2009 to be a period of international
actions, with the aim of ensuring for future generations a planet
which will offer them safety and welfare, based on the
protection and sustainable development of the natural
To achieve this goal, the 400.000 geoscientists from all over the
world, have undertaken to transmit to society - political
authorities and simple citizens - the scientific knowledge they
have accumulated, inform it of the dangers that are threatening
our planet and raise everybody's awareness, in order for them
to contribute, within the framework of a balanced
socioeconomic development, to the protection and
sustainability of the environment.
Here is the text of the "International Year of Planet Earth" Resolution adopted by the General Assembly during the 68th plenary meeting.
Text: Geological Survey Department, Nicosia
Source: Department of Postal Services, Republic of Cyprus.