Head of the Convention Secretariat raises concern about continuing tobacco industry interference during the WHO FCTC 10th anniversary celebrations in Brazil and in the Republic of Korea

Brazil and the Republic of Korea celebrated the 10th anniversary of the WHO FCTC this November. Both countries ratified the treaty in 2005, contributing to its official entry into force. The two countries made significant strides in tobacco control since becoming the Parties of the treaty.

On the road towards forty: WHO FCTC Secretariat continues series of regional workshops to promote the Protocol

The Government of Sri Lanka hosted an intergovernmental meeting in Colombo from 13 to 14 October 2015 to promote the entry into force of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products in South East Asia. The meeting was organized by the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in cooperation with the World Health Organization, as part of a global effort to bring this international treaty into force within the next year.

Three successful needs assessment missions completed recently

The Convention Secretariat of WHO FCTCcontinues to assist countries in the identification of their needs to achieve full implementation of the Convention. In August and September 2015 three needs assessment missions were conducted, responding to requests sent to the Convention Secretariat by the governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Belarus and Mongolia.


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