WMO gets Celeste Saulo as its 1st female Secretary-General
Celeste Saulo of Argentina has been appointed as the first female Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Saulo won a landslide vote at the UN Climate and weather agency’s Congress in Geneva. Saulo has served as the director of Argentina’s National Meteorological Service since 2014.
The leadership election of the World Meteorological Congress takes place every four years. The agency plays a key role in coordinating international meteorological work. It relies on satellites and thousands of weather stations to measure key parameters of the atmosphere, land and ocean.
About the World Meteorological Organization (WMO):
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) responsible for international cooperation in the field of meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences. The WMO was founded in 1950 and has 193 Member States. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.
The WMO’s main goals are to:
- Provide a framework for international cooperation in meteorology, operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences;
- Promote the establishment of networks for the observation of the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land surface;
- Facilitate the exchange of meteorological and hydrological data and products;
- Provide technical assistance to developing countries;
- Promote the application of meteorology, operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences to the benefit of humanity.
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