WMO is committed to mainstreaming gender in its governance, working structures, programmes, service delivery, and promoting women’s employment in the fields of science and meteorology to achieve gender equality.
The objective of gender equality at WMO is to fully realize the professional and human potential of both women and men through equal employment opportunities and to provide improved environmental services that are responsive and sensitive to women’s and men’s needs.
WMO supports improving access for women to technology, information, science education and technical training and strengthening the position of women scientists and technologists. Ensuring that women have equal access to science education and technology is an essential catalyst to ensure that the weather, water and climate services provided by WMO, and its Members serve the global community – men, women, boys, girls.
Contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls - Women and men are affected differently by weather and climate. Gender sensitivities are particularly pronounced in the areas of disaster risk reduction, public health, water resources management, and agriculture and food security. WMO aims to provide improved weather, climate, hydrological, marine and other environmental services that are responsive and sensitive to women’s and men’s needs and will make a difference to their lives.
WMO Gender Action Plan