Dear Friends and Supporters of IYRP
It is with a distinct pleasure that I can inform you that today, the UN General Assembly formally designated 2026 as the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists!
Our sincere thanks to the Government of Mongolia for leading the way, to FAO for their steadfast support, and to all of you who have supported this process through the long journey. In the end 67 other governments formally joined with Mongolia to co-sponsor this resolution.
Now the hard work really begins: We have 4 years to design, prepare and implement a spectacular and impactful IYRP 2026!
Attached is the ISG Press Release and we encourage you to please share this widely, and also go to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to spread the news, using @iyrp2026 .
Dr. Maryam Niamir-Fuller
Vice Chair of International Support Group for the IYRP