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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is closely monitoring the situation in relation to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and regularly consulting with the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Swiss Authorities and our Members.

As a result of the outbreak, the seventy-fouth session of the Executive Council (EC-74) will be held online from 25 to 29 October, preceded by the Extraordinary session of the World Meteorological Congress (Cg-Ext (2021)) from 11 to 22 October 2021.

The Session will open at 11:00 UTC (13:00 CEST) on Monday, 25 October 2021. The tentative workplan will be provided on the EC-74 website; it will be adjusted as necessary, during the session. Please see the Tentative Workplan for details.

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Online pre-registration is required for all participants. In view of their official status with WMO, Permanent Representatives of WMO Members (PRs) have been given access to an online Event Registration System allowing the pre-registration of their respective delegations. More information concerning online pre-registration is provided under the section Online Registration and Credentials of this website. Please note that the submission of information through the online event registration system does not exempt Members from the need to provide valid credentials for the participating delegation. Letters can be sent by email to

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Simultaneous interpretation into Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish will be provided during the online plenary meetings through the virtual platform. Documents will also be issued in these six official WMO languages and will be posted before and during the Session on this website. In view of the limited time for online sessions and in order to optimize discussions during the meeting, Members are encouraged to submit comments on documents to prior to the Session, preferably one week before its commencement. In order to reduce the time for introductions, presentations (slides and/or video) will be uploaded, if necessary, for a number of items prior to the Session.

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The tentative work plan for the Session is provided in the Tentative Workplan section of this website.


A satisfaction survey will be sent by email to the participants at the end of the session. 

List of participants

A provisional list of participants will be uploaded on the List of Participants section of the session website after the end of the each daily online session. 

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For questions regarding the online session, please contact the WMO Conference Services at