World Meteorological Organization
specialised agency of the United Nations for meteorology
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an international organization with a membership of 188 Member States and Territories. It was originally known as the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873.
In 1950, the United Nations created the WMO for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. The current president is Alexander Bedritsky and the current Secretary-General is Michel Jarraudwho were both elected by the 14th World Meteorological Congress in 2003.
World Meteorological DayEdit
- World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year on March 23 which was founded by the organization itself.
- World Meteorological Organization Archived 2007-12-21 at the Wayback Machine
- Founding charter Archived 2005-03-17 at the Wayback Machine
- NOAA: Retired Hurricane Names Archived 2011-06-28 at the Wayback Machine
- WMO country codes