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 of the outbreak, the eighteenth session of the Regional Association I (RAI-18) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will be held as a virtual session from 18 to 19 March 2021.
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 e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simultaneous interpretation into English, French and Arabic will be provided during the online plenary meetings through the virtual platform.
Documents will be issued in these three 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, RA members are encouraged to submit comments on documents to email@example.com 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 for a number of items prior to the session.
The tentative work plan for the session is provided in the Tentative workplan section (left-hand menu) of this website.
The tentative work plan is subject to changes, as it provides only an initial indication of the meetings and agenda items that will be taken up at the session. The actual work plan will be adjusted by the Coordination Committee, as necessary, during the session, and will be provided online and in the daily order of business. All efforts will be made to minimize deviations from the work plan.
A provisional list of participants will be uploaded on the session website shortly after the beginning of the remote session. This list will be updated on a daily basis.
For questions regarding the online session, please contact the WMO Conference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A satisfaction survey will be set up at the end of the session.