WMO Coordination Mechanism (WCM)

The WMO Coordination Mechanism (WCM) plays a key role in curating authoritative weather, water and climate information from the WMO Community to the United Nations and humanitarian agencies, thereby enhancing preparedness and early response efforts. Through the Early Warning for All Initiative (EW4All), WCM supports crisis-prone and conflict-affected regions with timely expert advice.

For instance, during Tropical Cyclone MOCHA (May 2023), WCM curated critical information from various WMO Members and Centres, enabling a coordinated UN response (UNOCC, UNOCHA, UNHCR, IFRC) three days before the cyclone hit Bangladesh and Myanmar, protecting countless lives and livelihoods.

By harnessing the collective expertise of the WMO Community, the WCM delivers timely, accurate and actionable insights, supporting effective anticipatory measures for the UN and humanitarian agencies.


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