EU support to the WHO FCTC

On 31 May, the European Commission and the Convention Secretariat organized a public event at the European Commission in Brussels with regard to the initiative in support of the WHO FCTC that is part of the EU’s global health action in developing countries.

Presenters included Walter Seider, Head of Health Section, DG DEVCO, Sigrid Wimmer, Policy Officer, SANCO, and Haik Nikogosian, Head of the Convention Secretariat. More information can be found in the press note of the European Commission prepared for this event.

Dr Nikogosian also met John Dalli, Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, to discuss the developments and prospects for tobacco control policy in the EU and implementation of the Convention internationally, particularly in view of the upcoming fifth session of the Conference of the Parties, due to take place in November 2012 in Seoul, Republic of Korea.