The World Meteorological Organization: The International Dimension of Weather, Water, and Climate
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behavior of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces, and the resulting distribution of water resources. Under WMO leadership and within the framework of its programmes, the national hydrometeorological services of the 189 Member nations contribute substantially to the protection of life and property against natural disasters, safeguarding the environment, and enhancing the economic and social well-being of all sectors of society in areas such as food security, water resources and transport. This poster will provide an overview of the WMO programmes and show, through its Technical Commissions and Regional Associations and in support of the U.S. Permanent Representative to the WMO, how YOU can play a role in contributing to the safety and welfare of humanity.