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World Meteorological Organization

World Meteorological Organization (WMO), specialized agency of the United Nations; established in 1950 with headquarters at Geneva, it became affiliated with the United Nations a year later. It replaced the International Meteorological Organization, which was established in 1873. WMO aims at promoting international cooperation between the world's meteorological stations, standardizing meteorological observations, encouraging research and training, extending the use of meteorological findings to different fields, and helping to protect life and property from weather-, climate-, and water-related disasters. Satellites, used to collect meteorological data and in communications, have made possible the rapid exchange of observations for forecasting in the WMO-sponsored World Weather Watch. WMO operates through the World Meteorological Congress (which meets every four years with delegates from its entire membership), an executive committee, eight technical commissions, a secretariat, and six regional meteorological associations in Africa, Asia, South America, North and Central America, the SW Pacific, and Europe. It has 188 members.

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World Meteorological Organization

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) The United Nations agency responsible for gathering, analysing, and disseminating meteorological data. Its establishment was agreed in 1947 as a successor to the International Meteorological Organization, it came into being in 1951, and later in 1951 it became a UN agency. It has 185 members (179 member states and 6 dependent territories).

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World Meteorological Organization

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Intergovernmental organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) since 1950. It promotes cooperation in meteorology through the establishment of a network of meteorological stations worldwide, and by the mutual exchange of weather information. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

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