(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Coordinating Director of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Meteorological Organization, Tyrone Sutherland, is seeking re-election as Second Vice-President of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the UN Specialized Agency that coordinates global activity in weather, water, climate and related aspects of the environment.
The election takes place at the Fifteenth Congress of the WMO in Geneva, Switzerland from 7 to 25 May 2007. The elections take place on May 17th. The Congress will approve the scientific and technical programmes and activities of the Organization to be carried out across the world over the next four years. It will also appoint the Secretary-General to lead the Organization, as well as its non-resident President, three Vice-Presidents and an Executive Council that will, along with the Secretary-General, oversee the affairs of the WMO over the next four years. Over the past four years, the WMO President came from Russia, the First Vice-President from Iran and the Third Vice-President from Argentina.> more