The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

FCTC timeline: 1995-2000

1995

  • 12 May: World Health Assembly (WHA) requests the WHO Director General to consider the feasibility of developing an international instrument on tobacco control.

1996

  • 25 May: WHA requests the WHO Director General to initiate the development of a Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

1999

  • 25 May: WHA decides to establish an intergovernmental negotiating body to draft and negotiate a FCTC, and a working group of WHO Member States to undertake preparatory work for the intergovernmental negotiating body.
  • 25-29 October: First meeting of the FCTC Working Group.

2000

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