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Publish Date: 2 July 2019
An unusually early and intense heatwave has set new temperature records in Europe, posing a major threat to people's health, agriculture and the environment. Initial reports indicated that heat-health early warnings successfully limited the death toll.
The World Meteorological Congress is the supreme body of WMO. The Executive Council implements its decisions, while six Regional Associations are responsible for the coordination of meteorological, hydrological and related activities within their respective Regions. The structure of WMO is transitioning from eight to two Technical Commissions, following approval of a Constituent Bodies Governance Reform by the Eighteenth World Meteorological Congress in June 2019.
Ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the six WMO Regional Associations in coordinating the meteorological, hydrological, climatologic and related activities of their Members by providing a framework for the implementation of WMO programmes on the national, sub-regional and regional levels
Start date1 June 1975
Start date16 September 2019
End date20 September 2019
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands
The WMO Strategy for Service Delivery and Its Implementation Plan WMO Guidelines on Multi-hazard Impact-based Forecast and Warning Services Guidelines for Implementation of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)-Enabled Emergency Alerting Guidelines...
WMO is resolved in its efforts to achieve gender equality, empower women and build climate resilient societies. To this end, it is committed to mainstreaming gender in its governance, working structures, programmes and service delivery. It is also determined to attract more women in the fields of science and meteorology.
Publish Date: 17 July 2019
Twice-daily weather forecasts are now being issued for the fishing community on Lake Victoria as part of a coordinated campaign to improve early warning systems and increase resilience to extreme weather in the largest freshwater body in Africa and the biggest inland fishery in the world.
Publish Date: 12 July 2019
A new report has been published on the progress towards meeting the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, which commit countries to mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change. Failure to meet the target on climate action jeopardizes progress in other areas.