Convention: 20th anniversary
year is the 20th anniversary of the Vienna for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. Two
events to celebrate the anniversary during the week 19-23
September 2005 in Vienna were:
seminar entitled “Lessons from the Vienna Convention that
are applicable to the chemicals agenda”. Speakers included the Secretary-General of
WMO, Mr Michel Jarraud, and the Nobel laureate, Prof.
Vienna Convention Awards were presented by the
Secretary-General of WMO, Mr Michel Jarraud, and the Executive Director of UNEP, Dr Klaus Toepfer.
40 (Cg-XII): 10th anniversary
World Meteorological Congress (1995) adopted Resolution
40—WMO policy and practice for the exchange of
meteorological and related data and products including
guidelines on relationships in commercial meteorological
adoption of this resolution 10 years ago was a landmark in
the history of WMO, ensuring that its Members would be able
to exchange data and products free of charge and without
conditions on their use.
known simply as Resolution 40, it was followed four years
later by a similar resolution covering hydrological data
(Resolution 25 (Cg-XII).