President Berset opens WHA, WMC


In Geneva at the occasion of the World Health Assembly and World Meteorological Congress, Swiss President Alain Berset opened the session of both governing bodies of these organizations, that are celebrating their 75th and 150th anniversary this year, respectively.

Swiss President Alain Berset at the 19th World Meteorological Congress

The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates its 75th anniversary. Speaking in front of world delegates on Sunday 21 May, the Swiss President highlighted the commitment of Switzerland for a global health and peace as well as a strong WHO with sufficient funding. The next day, Alain Berset opened the 19th World Meteorological Congress, the governing body of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), paying tribute to the work done by the Organization to reform itself and reiterated Switzerland's support to early warning systems against natural disasters.

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