World Meteorological Day

The day emphasises the importance of the earth’s atmosphere and human behaviour in relation to one another. Every year on March 23rd, the World Meteorological Organisation, a specialised agency of the United Nations, commemorates the founding of the organisation.

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History of World Meteorological Day

The day commemorates the founding of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which now has 193 member nations and territories. The International Meteorological Organization (IMO), whose concept dates back to the Vienna International Meteorological Congress of 1873, gave birth to the organisation. Following the passage of the WMO convention in the year of 1950, the organisation was founded as a specialised organ of the United Nations (UN) in the year of 1951. The World Meteorological Organization’s headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

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About World Meteorological Organisation

It is a specialised agency of the United Nations having 193 member states and territories. Its origins may be traced back to the International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was established in 1873 to allow the exchange of weather data across national boundaries. The World Meteorological Organization was founded in 1950 and became a United Nations specialised agency in 1951. Climate and weather, operational hydrology, and associated geophysical sciences are all key topics to concentrate on. Since its inception, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has performed an unique and valuable role in ensuring humanity’s safety and wellbeing.

It has facilitated member collaboration between both the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services, as well as meteorological application in a variety of fields. We cannot overlook the fact that the organisation, through its Programs, plays a key role in global efforts to manage and protect the environment.

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