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The Regional Office for Asia and the South-West Pacific (RAP) interfaces with 35 Members in Asia (Region II) and 24 Members in the South-West Pacific (Region V). It is headquartered in Singapore.
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.
Start date25 June 2019
End date29 June 2019
Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
The Volta Flood and Drought Management (VFDM) project, funded by the Adaptation Fund , has the ambition to provide the first large scale and transboundary implementation of Integrated Flood and...
Members of the World Meteorological Organization have committed to a governance reform in order to better respond to the growing global demand for weather, climate and water expertise. WMO is not alone, the United Nations is on a similar path. Members want better governance, efficiency gains and improved effectiveness throughout the UN system in order to optimize the use of limited resources.
Established in 1950, WMO recognizes the need to continuously adapt to a rapidly changing world. The need for regular reform is being driven by environmental degradation, resource constraints, increased competition, technological advances, and other forces. The goal for WMO is to remain fit-for-purpose and to become more and more nimble and cost-effective.
Publish Date: 19 July 2019
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed that the Earth just had the warmest June on record, ahead of June 2016. This is in line with the other major datasets from NASA, the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecast Copernicus Climate Change Service and Japan Meteorological Agency.
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