Activities to promote the entry into force of the Protocol

The WHO FCTC Secretariat is also the Secretariat of the Protocol (Article 34 of the Protocol). The Protocol-related activities are carried out as mandated by the Conference of the Parties (decisions FCTC/COP5(16) and COP6(6).

Multisectoral, subregional workshops

The workshops bring together government officials from different sectors relevant for Protocol implementation, including health, customs, justice, finance and trade, with experts on Protocol matters, representatives of intergovernmental organizations, including the World Customs Organization, the World Bank and WHO, and members of civil society. They are organised in close collaboration with WHO Regional and Country Offices.

Assistance to Parties

  • Technical and other assistance

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  • Panel of experts on the Protocol

    The Secretariat is in the process of establishing a panel of experts who will support it in providing technical and legal advice to Parties, including on customs, tax administration and enforcement matters.

World No Tobacco Day – “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products”

In close cooperation with WHO, the Convention Secretariat supports Parties in celebrating this year’s World No Tobacco Day (31 May), dedicated to raising awareness of illicit trade in tobacco products and the Protocol.

Preparations for the first session of the MOP: The first MOP will be held immediately before or after the next regular session of the COP following the entry into force of the Protocol. The Protocol will enter into force on the 90th day following ratification/accession by 40 FCTC Parties.

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