ISLAMABAD: World Meteorological Day will be marked across the globe, including Pakistan, on March 23 with a number of activities highlighting this year’s theme `Climate Knowledge for Climate Action’.
World Meteorological Day is celebrated by the meteorological community every year on March 23 to commemorate the organization of World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Various events as conferences, symposium and exhibitions for meteorological professionals, community leaders and the general public are held on the day.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) will also hold different events, including exhibition of meteorological instruments to mark the day.
The United Nations’ (UN) World Meteorological Day is annually observed on March 23 to remember the World Meteorological Organization’s establishment on that date in 1950.
The International Meteorological Organization was established at the first International Meteorological Congress in Vienna, Austria, in 1873.
The organization aimed to establish meteorological station networks.
These networks were linked by telegraph and improved weather forecasts. This contributed to shipping services’ safety and efficiency.
The International Meteorological Organization became the World Meteorological Organization on March 23, 1950. It became the UN’s specialized agency for meteorology, operational hydrology and related geophysical sciences in 1951.
The World Meteorological Organization plays a crucial role in contributing to people’s safety and welfare. Its work is important in providing food security, water resources and transport. World Meteorological Day has been observed on March 23 each year since 1961.