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Congress also endorsed a package of measures to strengthen early warnings against hazards like floods and tropical cyclones, and to ensure that these become part and parcel of humanitarian operations. It decided to spur work on a Global Multi-hazard Alert System that would pool information from national and regional systems that already exist, or are being planned.
Heat risks remain a silent disaster. The First Global Forum on Heat and Health, held in Hong Kong, China, from 17 to 20 December 2018, addressed that challenge and launched the Global Heat Health Information Network (the Network). Over the four-day event, 120 interdisciplinary practitioners and researchers from 33 countries provided fresh, real-world perspectives on heat health risk management across diverse fields, such as medical science, urban planning, meteorology, and economics.
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.
Publish Date: 2 July 2019
The World Meteorological Organization celebrates its 70 th anniversary in 2020. We are looking for high-quality and artistic photographs of the amazing beauty and power of our weather and our environment, which, illustrate the theme of World Meteorological Day 2020, “Climate and Water.”
Publish Date: 17 April 2019
Data, together with the systems and regulated processes by which they are measured, collected, compared, shared, processed and applied, are fundamental to WMO. In that sense, data has shaped the...
Publish Date: 18 April 2019
Water is a prerequisite of life, a support to sustainable development and one of the greatest global risks. Flood and drought are common water-related risks. Nonetheless, they deserve special attention...