International cooperation is considered one of the key components for monitoring global weather and climate, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has been one of the leaders in this effort since its founding in 1950. The WMO was created under the auspices of the United Nations, and continues to facilitate the "free and unrestricted exchange of data and information, products and services in real- or near-real time on matters relating to safety and security of society, economic well being and the prevention of the environment". A good place to start is the homepage link to "MeteoWorld", which is the WMO's newsletter. Here visitors can learn about recently issued publications, upcoming events, and WMO activities. Of course, visitors will appreciate the publications section as well, which includes materials published in English, French, Spanish, and Russian. Rounding out the site is a very helpful link to the World Weather Information Service, which offers official weather forecasts from selected cities around the globe, as reported by the National Meteorological Services worldwide.