ESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee (TC)

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History

1968, Bangkok (Thailand), as an intergovernmental body under the auspices of the then United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE), currently United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), and World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Also referred to as Typhoon Committee.

Aims

Integrate and enhance regional activities in the areas of meteorological, hydrological and disaster risk reduction of members within international framework to reduce loss of lives and minimize social, economic and environmental impacts by typhoon-related disasters and enhance beneficial typhoon-related effects.

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Activities

Programmes/projects; training/education; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 14 countries
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Subjects *

  • Meteorology
    • Meteorology
  • Hydrology
    • Hydrology
  • Societal Problems
    • Emergencies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

E1009

Last News Received

1. Jun 2017
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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