Argentina's Celeste Saulo becomes first female Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization

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Celeste Saulo of ArgentinaCeleste Saulo of Argentina has been appointed as the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

An overview of the news

  • Saulo won a landslide victory at the Congress of the United Nations Climate and Weather Agency in Geneva.

  • She will take over from the outgoing secretary-general Petteri Taalas of Finland on January 1. 

  • Saulo has served as director of Argentina's National Meteorological Service since 2014.

  • He said that at a time when inequality and climate change are the biggest global threats, WMO should contribute to strengthening meteorological and hydrological services to protect populations and their economies.

  • The leader of the World Meteorological Congress is elected every four years.

  • The agency plays an important role in coordinating international meteorological operations.

  • It relies on satellites and thousands of weather stations to measure key parameters of the atmosphere, land and sea.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

  • It was established in 1873 by the International Meteorological Organization.

  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland

  • On March 23, 1950, the World Meteorological Organization became a specialised organisation of the United Nations.

  • This organisation uses the latest information on meteorology, climatology, hydrology and related geophysical research to contribute to the safety and welfare of society.

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