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Petteri Taalas appointed Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization

Petteri Taalas appointed Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization

News article 04.06.2015 13.56 fi sv en

Finnish Meteorological Institute Director General Petteri Taalas has been appointed the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Institute (WMO) for the term 1.1.2016 - 31.12.2019.

- Petteri Taalas's appointment as the Secretary-General of a UN organisation is a significant achievement for Finland. This demonstrates that Finnish top expertise is in high regard internationally and illustrates the extensive, high standard work carried out by the Finnish Meteorological Institute both internationally and nationally, Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner commented.


Established in 1950, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is the UN's weather, sea and climate expert. The WMO has a membership of 191 Member States and Territories.