Head of the Convention Secretariat strongly supports 100% smoke-free Tokyo
A delegation from Japan, led by Mr Shigefumi Matsuzawa, member of the House of Councillors, met Dr Vera da Costa e Silva, Head of the Convention Secretariat, on 16 September 2014. The meeting took place in the context of the recent announcement by the Governor of Tokyo, Yoichi Masuzoe, that a smoke-free ordinance will be implemented in Tokyo before the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization vows continued support to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Dr Kunio Mikuriya, met Dr Vera da Costa e Silva, Head of the Convention Secretariat, on 12 September 2014 at the seat of the Convention Secretariat in Geneva.
Launch of McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer knowledge hub website
Through the McCabe Centre knowledge hub website, Parties and interested partners can find information regarding the WHO FCTC, State obligations under international trade and investment law, and the relationships between them. The knowledge hub site also provides information on ongoing trade and investment challenges to implementation of tobacco control measures.