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.