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WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) with 191 Member States and Territories. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.
As weather, climate and the water cycle know no national boundaries, international cooperation at a global scale is essential for the development of meteorology and operational hydrology as well as to reap the benefits from their application. WMO provides the framework for such international cooperation.
For the first time, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will be marking World Oceans Day on June 8, with the showing of some short films and an interactive discussion with an invited expert on a marine topic.
This will be a fun opportunity to reflect on the role that the ocean plays in our everyday lives and in the work of WMO – the UN’s specialized agency for weather, climate and water.