World Meteorological Day-2023

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World Meteorological Day is observed every year on March 23 to commemorate the formal establishment of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 1950.

An overview of the news

  • The day symbolizes how human behavior and the planet's climate are intertwined.

  • "The day highlights the essential role played by the 'National Meteorological and Hydrological Service' (NMHS) in the safety and well-being of society".

  • The day highlights past achievements, present progress and future potential from the late 19th century. 

  • The Theme for WMD 2023 is 'The Future of Weather, Climate and Water across Generations.' 

  • This theme emphasizes the effects of climate change and actions to protect the environment for future generations.

World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

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

  • Headquarter - Geneva, Switzerland

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

  • This organization 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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