Australia supports implementation of the Convention for low-resource Commonwealth countries

Australia has provided AUD 100 000 to assist the Convention Secretariat in undertaking joint needs assessments for implementation of the WHO FCTC in low-resource Commonwealth countries. Nearly all Commonwealth Member States across the six WHO regions are Parties to the Convention.

The funding provided by Australia will assist the low-resource Commonwealth countries in their efforts to accelerate implementation of the Convention, supporting the commitment made by leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia, in October 2011.