WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on 6 March at UN Headquarters in New York. Discussions centred around climate-related issues, including the upcoming WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2017 and the provision of meteorological early warning services to the UN Operations and Crisis Centre to help in contingency planning and emergency response.
WMO is committed to strengthening cooperation with UN partners in support of the international agenda on climate change, sustain- able development and disaster risk reduction. The Organization will provide scientific and technical input to the 2019 UN Global Climate Summit, which aims to mobilize stronger and more ambitious efforts to tackle climate change. In order to strengthen collaboration on water resources and hydrological management, WMO is organizing the Global Conference: Prosperity through Hydrological Services, from 7 to 9 May at its headquarters in Geneva, with several UN partner organizations. WMO is also one of the partners in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) First Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health, from 30 October to 1 November, which will endeavour to cut the health and climate change impacts of air pollution.