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WMO Celebrates World Meteorological Day

World_meteorological_organizationIn commemoration of the entry into force of the World Meterological Organization (WMO) Convention, which created the WMO on 23 March 1950, the WMO and the meteorological community celebrated World Meteorological Day on 25 March 2008.

The 2008 theme was “Observing our planet for a better future.” In his message commemorating the day, Michel Jarraud, WMO Secretary General , emphasized the “vital and unprecendented relevance of global observations,” noting the importance of integrating WMO observing systems to support adaptation to climate change, natural disaster risk reduction, as well as other weather-, water- and climate-related services.

World Meteorological Day website

Secretary General's Message