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International Network for Multi‐Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN‐MHEWS) and Global Meteo-Alert System
by World Meteorological Organization (WMO) (Intergovernmental organization)
International Network for Multi‐Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN‐MHEWS) and Global Meteo-Alert System

This initiative, launched in implementation of Goal 7 of the Sendai Framework () aims to promote the strengthening or introduction of multi-hazard warning systems in Small Island Developing States to protect life and property in the most efficient and effective manner possible (partners: WMO, WHO, UNDP, IOC/UNESCO, UNESCAP, UNISDR, UNOOSA/UN‐SPIDER, IFRC, ITU, GFZ, and GIZ). Risk-informed warnings disseminated by competent national authorities for the most vulnerable places and populations with high exposure in extreme weather and climate conditions should be aggregated and scaled-up into a global alarm system covering ocean and continental areas for building resilience in the fields of maritime safety and sustainable coastal development (Partners: WMO, IOC/UNESCO, UNISDR).
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Other (please specify): Marine Environment Early Warning and Response
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Transfer marine technology
  • Actions that support SIDS and LDCs
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by implementing international law as reflected in UNCLOS, which provides the legal framework for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources, as recalled in paragraph 158 of The Future We Want
Type of commitment
  • Activities to develop the capacity of States towards broader participation in and effective implementation of UNCLOS and its implementing Agreements
  • Strengthening ocean governance, for example through the development of a national ocean policy or regional ocean policy
  • Development of necessary infrastructure and/or enforcement capabilities to comply with international law, as reflected in UNCLOS and as complemented by other ocean-related instruments
December 2020
CONTRIBUTION TO SDG 14 especially in the areas of coastal management, marine pollution,
December 2020
sustained fisheries, sustainable blue economy,
December 2020
transfer of marine technology
June 2019
Staff / Technical expertise
resources mobilization
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2018 - December 2020
Ocean Basins
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Global
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • North Pacific
  • South Atlantic
  • South Pacific
  • Southern Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Xu TANG, Director, Weather and DRR Service Department, xtang@wmo.int, +4179 961 27 37
Geneva, Switzerland
Other SDGs
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