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

The third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP3) was held from 17-22 November 2008 in Durban, South Africa. More than 600 delegates from 130 Parties and Observers participated.

Convention instruments, implementation and reporting and institutional and budgetary matters were discussed and appropriate decisions taken. The COP in particular adopted guidelines for implementation of Articles 5.3, 11 and 13 of the WHO FCTC. The Conference also reviewed implementation progress globally and further promoted reporting arrangements under the Convention.