International Year of Natural Fibres

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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2009 as the International Year of Natural Fibres. The proposal for this International year originated in FAO at a joint meeting of the Intergovernmental Group on Hard Fibres and the Intergovernmental Group on Jute in 2004, and was endorsed by FAO Conference in 2005. It is one of many International observances declared for specific days, months and years.