About us

About us

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WMO has 185 Member States and 6 Member Territories. The Members of WMO are divided into six regions:

  • Region I: Africa
  • Region II: Asia
  • Region III: South America
  • Regtion IV: North America, Central America and the Caribbean
  • Region V:
  • Region VI: Europe

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Vision, Mission, Strategic Priorities

WMO provides world leadership and expertise in international cooperation in the delivery and use of high-quality, authoritative weather, climate, hydrological and related environmental services by its Members, for the improvement of the well-being of societies of all nations.

Finance and Accountability

Internal Oversight Office, External Auditor, Financial Advisory Committee, Audit Committe


WMO Awards recognise outstanding contributions in the field of meteorology, breakthroughs in scientific research, young scientists for their exceptional contributions to meteorology and climatology, and young engineers/scientists working on development hydrometeorology.


The objective of the procurement activities within the WMO is to achieve best value for money for the acquisition of goods and services in a manner that supports fairness, integrity and transparency, and is directed towards maximum economy and effectiveness within, and in accordance with, the objectives of the Organization.


The WMO recruits talented staff with diverse and rich backgrounds, experience and expertise. Recruitment of staff at the Professional level and above is international, and at the General Service level local. The Organization offers attractive benefits and remuneration to all staff.

Planning, Finance and Accountability

The WMO Strategic Plan sets the directions and priorities to guide the activities of Members and constituent bodies to enable the improvement of their core information, products and services,  to maintain necessary infrastructures and to directly benefit from advancements in science and technology.


Procurement activities aim to achieve the best value for money for the acquisition of goods and services in a manner that supports fairness, integrity and transparency. The underlying principles of the procurement process are:

  • Full accountability and documentation;
  • Fair, open and international competition;
  • Selection of suppliers on the basis of compliance with technical requirements for the goods or services sought, and value for money, with due regard to quality and cost.

Ethical behaviour is the key point of all WMO transactions, especially Procurement activities. This ensures the preservation of integrity and fairness in WMO treatment of all its vendors and potential suppliers. 


For frequently asked questions on Weather, Climate, Water, Natural hazards and disasters, Environment, Observations, Tropical Cyclones, El Niño/La Niña and Climate Services. 

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CH-1211 Geneva 2

Telephone: +41 (0)22 730 81 11
Fax:  +41 (0)22 730 81 81


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