WHO FCTC launches Facebook page and Twitter account
In the run-up to the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6), which will be held in Moscow on 13-18 October 2014, the Convention Secretariat launched the official WHO FCTC Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FCTCofficial) and Twitter account (http://twitter.com/FCTCofficial)
If you sign up for WHO FCTC social media accounts, you will be the first to find out about any official publications and other developments related to COP6 and the Convention. Please like and follow!
The Head of the Convention Secretariat meets Dr Oleg Chestnov, ADG/WHO
The Head of the Convention Secretariat, Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva met Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO Assistant Director-General for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health to discuss opportunities for strengthening integration of WHO FCTC implementation with the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020.
Progress continues towards COP6
Preparations are continuing for the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6), to be held in Moscow on 13-18 October 2014. A Convention Secretariat team visited Moscow in July, meeting the Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Dr Veronika Skvortsova, and discussing arrangements for COP6 with colleagues from the Russian Government. The engagement and hard work of the Russian Government and its staff promises to make this a memorable and successful COP, in line with the progress made by the Russian Federation in implementation of the Convention at country level.