WMO flagThe World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an
intergovernmental organization with a membership of 188 Member
States and Territories. It originated from the International
Meteorological Organization (IMO), which was founded in 1873.
Established in 1950, WMO became the specialised agency of the United
Nations for meteorology (weather and climate), operational hydrology
and related geophysical sciences. It has its headquarters in Geneva,
Switzerland. The current president is Alexander Bedritsky and the
current Secretary-General is Michel Jarraud.