Gender Equality

WMO is committed to mainstreaming gender in its governance, working structures and activities, and to promoting women’s employment in all its fields of work to achieve gender equality.

WMO aims to fully realize the professional and human potential of both women and men through equal employment opportunities and, in so doing, to provide improved environmental services that are responsive and sensitive to women’s and men’s needs.

WMO supports better access for women to technology, information, science education and technical training to strengthen the voice of women scientists and technologists and to ensure that the weather, water and climate services provided by WMO and its Members serve the global community – men, women, boys and girls.

Women in weather, climate and water
Women now have more access to technology, information, science education and technical training than ever before and are achieving ever more in their scientific and technological careers. Many overcame obstacles, most had someone to lean on, but none gave up. We can all learn from their stories.
A woman smiling in front of a flag.
Spotlight: Prof. Celeste Saulo, WMO Secretary-General
Professor Celeste Saulo was appointed as the first female and South American Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) by the Nineteenth World Meteorological Congress (Cg-19).

Gendered Impacts of Weather and Climate: Evidence from Asia, Pacific and Africa

This Capstone Project Research Report examines the physical, material and psychological gender-differentiated impacts of weather and climate as well as the gender-specific needs for information and services on the basis of primary data emerging from 18 case studies.

UN system-wide Action Plan (UN SWAP)

UN-SWAP is a UN system-wide accountability framework designed to measure, monitor and drive progress towards a common set of standards to which to aspire and adhere for the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women.