The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Dominican Republic alliance shines light on tobacco control

FCA's Americas Director Eduardo BiancoNow is the time for the global tobacco control community to encourage and support tobacco control in Dominican Republic. 

 By Dr. Samuel Ramos and Dr. Eduardo Bianco*

Dominican Republic is the only country in the Americas that has not ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). It’s no surprise: during negotiations on the Convention (2000-2003), tobacco industry representatives were part of the country’s official delegation.

Time to act: Post-2015 sustainable development agenda

 

On 26-27 May, civil society and the private sector gathered at the United Nations (UN) to share with governments their views on the post-2015 development agenda.