UN Affairs Office

Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City, NY, USA
Headquarters of the United Nations in New York City, NY, USA
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The WMO UN Affairs Office works with strategic partners and decision makers to elevate the role of the meteorological and hydrological community in providing solutions to the global challenges we face, such as climate change, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.

We help WMO to lead and inform relevant global agendas by channeling scientific and technical expertise into the wide and varied international events and negotiations that take place in New York, primarily at the United Nations. We ensure the voices of the weather, climate and water communities are heard in the political discourse and elevate the services they provide to help address global issues such as climate change and sustainable development. 

WMO represents its Members at UN Headquarters, working with partners and other UN agencies, most notably through the UN General Assembly, the UN Economic and Social Council and the UN Secretariat, including supporting the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres.

Meet the team

Laura Paterson, WMO
Laura Paterson, WMO Representative and Coordinator to the UN New York
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Rose Devillier
Roseline Devillier, Coordination Officer (UN System Decision Support and Processes)
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Contact us

We invite Permanent Missions in New York and UN, and non-UN, partners based in North America to contact us with any questions. Permanent Representatives of the WMO, or officials from their organizations, planning to visit New York, are also invited to contact us, so we can support your mission.

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