World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO):
  • It is an intergovernmental organisation.
  • 193 members
  • Established in 1950
  • It originated from International Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873.
  • WMO is the specialised agency of the UN for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences
  • HQ : Geneva, Switzerland
  • India is a member of WMO
  • Its mandate covers weather, climate and water resources.
  • It is dedicated to international cooperation and coordination on state and behaviour of Earth’s atmosphere, its interaction with land and oceans, the weather and climate and distribution of water resources
  • Reports: State of Climate report, Greenhouse Gas Bulletin report among others.

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