Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC

In accordance with decision FCTC/COP5(24) the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC (COP6) will be held from 13 to 18 October 2014 in Moscow, Russian Federation. The first plenary meeting will open at 10:00 on Monday, 13 October.

Note verbales to Parties and accredited Observers

COP6 documentation

The official documentation for the session will be available in the official languages of the COP latest 60 days before the opening of the COP.

Online registration required for COP6

Online registration is required for COP6, for Parties and observers accredited to the COP. One focal point needs to be designated to register the delegations. Focal points need to register first using the username and password provided in the Note verbale sent to Parties and observers. Online registration should be completed by 26 September 2014. Instructions for online registration is available in the step-by-step user's guide.


Although a copy of the credentials will have been submitted through the online registration system, original credentials are required and should be sent directly to the Convention Secretariat before the opening of the session.

Travel support

Travel support will be available to one delegate from each least developed country Party and low and lower-middle income country Party in accordance with decision of the COP. Travel support will be processed by the Secretariat upon receipt, latest by 1 September 2014, of the formal credentials submitted through the online registration system or as original document sent directly to the Secretariat.

Accommodation in Moscow and local arrangements

An official local conference organizer has been appointed by the Government of the Russian Federation to assist participants with accommodation in Moscow, airport transfers, shuttle service between hotels and the conference venue, and other local arrangements.

The list of hotels pre-booked by the host country can be consulted on the COP6 local website at

Hotel reservation can be made directly on the COP6 local website or by downloading the hotel reservation form from the same website. Requests for hotel reservations should be addressed to the local conference organizer, email:

Meetings of regional groups

Arrangements will be made to allow the regional groups to meet daily during the session, starting from Monday 13 October until Saturday 17 October. See the schedule in the Guide for Participants.