What is the current status of the GFCS?

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Following WCC – 3, a High-level Task Force of independent advisors submitted a report outlining the components of the Framework and options for governance. This report assisted the World Meteorological Congress to decide at its May 2011 session on a way forward for establishing the GFCS. In particular, the Congress tasked the WMO Executive Council with producing a detailed GFCS implementation plan. The Executive Council set up an Executive Council Task Team to be in charge of supervising the drafting team and overseeing an extensive consultation process with Members, partners and other interested parties. The revised draft of this plan, which addresses principles, activities and governance, was adopted by the Extraordinary Session of the World Meteorological Congress In October 2012. Comments made at the Extraordinary Congress were incorporated in the updated version of the plan to be considered by IBCS-1 in July 2013.