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.

Experts discuss implementation of Articles 17 and 18 of the WHO FCTC in New Delhi

An expert consultation on alternative livelihoods for tobacco farmers and workers took place in New Delhi, India, on 30-31 July 2015. The meeting was organized by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia in cooperation with the Convention Secretariat.

The work on impact assessment of the WHO FCTC has begun

The first meeting of the expert group on impact assessment of the WHO FCTC, established by the Conference of the Parties, took place in Geneva, at the WHO Headquarters, on 10-11 August 2015.


Upcoming events

29 September - 1 October 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay - South-South and Triangular Cooperation meeting

5-7 October 2015, Geneva, Switzerland – Second meeting of the Bureau of the Conference of the Parties

13-14 October 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Multisectoral workshop to promote entry into force of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

26-28 October 2015, Cairo, Egypt – Annual inter-country meeting on the implementation of the WHO FCTC in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

23-25 November 2015, Bangkok, Thailand – Meeting of experts to support the work of the Conference of the Parties on Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC

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