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World Meteorological Organization

Also called the WMO. An international organization that sets standards and shares information on meteorology between members. Virtually every member of the United Nations (which sponsors the WMO) belongs to the organization. Among other activities, it assists in preparedness for natural disasters and attempts to improve the ability to predict dangerous weather. It was established in 1950 but traces its origins to the 1870s.
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Summary: Geneva, April 20, 2010, SPA -- A low pressure weather system moving into Iceland should help clear the volcanic ash cloud that has disrupted flights across Europe within days, Reuters quoted an expert from the World Meteorological Organisation as saying today.
WITH climate change, the frequency and magnitude of droughts are very likely to increase, according to the World Meteorological Organisation. Unlike other natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, which can not be fully predicted, technology exists to predict droughts.
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The final decision is up to officials at the World Meteorological Organisation.
Last year, the Commission signed similar agreements with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
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