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Resolution 18 (CCl-XII)
Participation of women in the work of the Regional Association IV

The Commission for Climatology,

NOTING:
(1) The United Nations Conference on Women (Beijing, China, 1995) and its recognition of the importance of women and their contributions to sciences,

(2) The appeals made in Chapter 24 of Agenda 21: Programme of Action for Sustainable Development (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) on "Global action for women towards sustainable and equitable development",

(3) The UNDP emphasis and priority of the advancement of women in meteorology and operational hydrology,

(4) That the forty-eighth and forty-ninth sessions of the Executive Council had requested members to encourage the advancement of women in meteorology and operational hydrology,

CONSIDERING discussions held at this session reflect the need for more women to become involved in climatological activities in general and the work of the Commission in particular,

WELCOMING the very active participation of women delegates at this sessions,

URGES members to respond to the "Questionnaire on the Participation of Women and Men in the Activities of the World Meteorological Organization and in the Fields of Meteorology, Operational Hydrology and Related Geophysical Sciences" distributed by the secretariat;

URGES FURTHER members to identify focal points in their NMHSs for this activity;

RECOMMENDS that Members:

(1) Actively provide encouragement and support for an increased number of women to work as professional staff and at decision-making levels in NMHSs, other meteorological and hydrological institutions and in regional, national and international Cupertino programmes;

(2) Increase the representation of women in their delegations to sessions of the Commission for Climatology and participation in CCl working groups, expert meetings and training activities to the extent possible.

REQUESTS the president of CCl to report to the thirteenth session of the Commission (CCl-XIII) on progress in the implementation of this resolution during the intersessional period.

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