Vienna Convention: 20th anniversary
This 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:
• A 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. Mario Molina.
• The Vienna Convention Awards were presented by the Secretary-General of WMO, Mr Michel Jarraud, and the Executive Director of UNEP, Dr Klaus Toepfer.
Resolution 40 (Cg-XII): 10th anniversary
Twelfth 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 activities.
The 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.
Well known simply as Resolution 40, it was followed four years later by a similar resolution covering hydrological data (Resolution 25 (Cg-XII).