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Yearbook of the United Nations 1950

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The Yearbook of the United Nations stands as the authoritative reference work on the activities and concerns of the Organization. Based on official UN documents, the Yearbook provides comprehensive coverage of political and security matters, human rights issues, economic and social questions, legal issues, and institutional, administrative and budgetary matters.

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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

International co-operation in the field of meteorology was first established by an international conference held in Brussels in 1853 primarily for the purpose of dealing with the weather and climate of the oceans. In 1872, an unofficial Conference of Directors of Meteorological Institutes was held at Leipzig, followed by an official International Meteorological Congress in Vienna in 1873. This Congress established a permanent International Meteorological Committee which, in 1878, prepared a scheme for the establishment of an International Meteorological Organization (IMO) to study the atmosphere as a unit and to secure, through international co-operation, uniformity and accuracy in meteorological observations and calculations.

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