World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

11 October 1947; effective - 4 April 1951

to sponsor meteorological cooperation; a UN specialized agency

members - (185) includes all UN member countries except Andorra, Equatorial Guinea, Grenada, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino (183 total); plus Cook Islands and Niue