The User Interface Platform (UIP) provides a structured means for users, researchers and climate service providers to interact at the global, regional and national levels to ensure that user needs for climate services are met. The objective of the UIP is to promote effective decision-making in view of climate considerations. The need to make climate-related decisions will be the driver for providers and users to develop more useful climate information. All countries share that need and have a place in the GFCS. The UIP will strive to include all providers and users of climate services.