World Meteorological Day

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2023 Date23 March 2023
2024 Date23 March 2024
World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day History

World Meteorological Day seeks to commemorate the Convention of 1950 which established the World Meteorological Organization. The World Meteorological Organization is an inter-governmental organization with 193 member states and territories. It is a specialized agency of the UN which focuses on meteorology, hydrology, and geophysical sciences.

World Meteorological Day emphasizes the importance of national meteorological and hydrological services. It recognizes their efforts to ensure the safety and wellbeing of societies across the world. This day is observed annually on March 23rd.

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World Meteorological Day Facts & Quotes

  • The theme for World Meteorological Day in 2023 was The Future of Weather, Climate and Water across Generations.
  • According to the United Nations, the worlds current population expected to surpass 8 billion in 2022, but is expected to reach 8.5 billion in 2030, and 10.4 billion by 2080.
  • According to UNICEF, about 700 million people could be displaced due to intense water scarcity by 2030.
  • By 2030, we see a world where all nations, especially the most vulnerable, are more resilient to the socioeconomic consequences of extreme weather, climate, water and other environmental events; and underpin their sustainable development through the best possible services, whether over land, at sea or in the air. - World Meteorological Organization

World Meteorological Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • View upcoming events that focus on climate issues.
  • Explore the online World Meteorological Organization Library. View reports and publications about the climate and what can be done to save it.
  • Watch documentaries that focus on climate issues to understand how we can resolve them. Here are our suggestions:
    2040 (2019)
    Our Planet (2019)
    Before the Flood (2016)

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