The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is one of the United Nations Agency and was founded in 1950. It provides weather, climate and hydrological information at global scale. It facilitates the free and unlimited exchange of data, information and services in real or near real time for the human security and research purpose. It has 191 member states (January, 2013).
An international information system designed to improve and expand the exchange of data on weather, climate and water will help boost food security around the world, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Radio frequencies which are vital for weather forecasts, disaster warnings and climate monitoring will remain available to the meteorological community and protected from interference from other applications thanks to decisions taken by the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12).
The United Nations launched today an information system to improve and expand the exchange of weather, climate and water data, which can be used for disaster risk reduction, water management, food security and health purposes.