COP6 concluded in Moscow on October 18

The sixth session of the Conference of the parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) concluded in Moscow. Several landmark decisions were adopted in the course of the six-day session, regarded as one of the most successful in the WHO FCTC’s history.

The Convention Secretariat congratulates Mongolia on becoming the fourth Party to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

On 8 October, Mongolia deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The Convention Secretariat would like to congratulate Mongolia on becoming the fourth Party to the Protocol, following Nicaragua, Uruguay and Gabon. The first protocol to the WHO FCTC is open for ratification, acceptance, approval, formal confirmation or accession by all WHO FCTC Parties. It will enter into force upon ratification by 40 Parties.

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.

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