Multisectoral Protocol workshop for GCC Parties concluded in Kuwait City

Representatives of different government sectors from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates came together at the second subregional workshop to promote entry into force of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products from 23-24 March 2015 in Kuwait City. The workshop was kindly hosted by the Government of Kuwait and co-organized by the Convention Secretariat and the Ministry of Health of Kuwait.

Ireland becomes the second country in the world to introduce plain packaging

The Convention Secretariat would like to congratulate Ireland on passing standardized packaging legislation through the Parliament. Ireland became the second country in the world and the first in Europe to pass such legislation.

WHO FCTC celebrates its 10th anniversary

On 27 February 2015, the WHO FCTC reached the milestone of 10 years since it entered into force: a decade of saving lives. In order to mark the accomplishments of the Parties during this decade, the Convention Secretariat organized an event, on the day of the anniversary, in WHO Headquarters.

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22-24 April 2015, Panama City - Multisectoral Protocol workshop for WHO FCTC Parties in Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama)

6-8 May 2015, Gaborone, Botswana - Multisectoral Protocol workshop for WHO FCTC Parties in Africa (Botswana, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gambia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mali, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Togo)

31 May 2015 - World No Tobacco Day 2015:

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