The World Meteorological Organizations newly elected Executive Council is meeting 6-8 June to discuss the implementation of the priorities of the World Meteorological Congress.
The priorities include: The Global Framework for Climate Services; enhanced contribution to disaster risk reduction; improved observation and information systems; capacity development; and more efficient meteorological services for the aviation sector.
The Council is composed of 37 directors of National Meteorological or Hydrological Services, serving in an individual capacity. They include the President and three Vice-Presidents, and the presidents of WMOs six regional associations. The remaining 27 members were elected by Congress.
New WMO President Mr David Grimes is chairing the Executive Council session. The other newly elected office holders are: Dr Antonio Divino Moura (Brazil), First Vice-President; Prof. Mieczyslaw S. Ostojski (Poland) Second Vice-President; and Mr Abdalah Mokssit (Morocco) Third Vice President (press release 918).
The Executive Council meets on an annual basis and guides WMOs work in between the quadrennial Congresses. It coordinates WMO programmes, examines the utilization of budgetary resources, considers and takes action on recommendations of regional associations and technical commissions, and takes action on matters affecting international meteorology and related activities.