The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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1. NCD resolution text
(Download:General FCA documents)
14 May 2010: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution on the prevention and control of no communicable diseases (NCDs), which aims to stop increasing premature deaths caused by NCDs worldwide.   ...
Created on 17 May 2010
2. NCDs advocacy opportunities in 2017 and beyond
  By Priya Kanayson, MPH* The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 was a landmark moment for the non-communicable disease (NCD) community. For the first time, ...
Created on 30 November 2016
3. Cancer organizations launch tobacco tax initiative
(COP7 Bulletins)
... Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) of reducing premature mortality from non- communicable disease (NCD) by one-third by 2030, but a recent report from WHO indicates that most countries aren’t on track ...
Created on 07 November 2016
4. FCA Policy Briefing for COP7: Review of accreditation of intergovernmental organisations with the status of observer to the Conference of the Parties
(Policy Papers)
... for adoption at the seventh meeting of the UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs. COP7 should ensure policy coherence between this model policy and any review process established by COP; COP7 should also ...
Created on 21 October 2016
5. Uruguayan president calls for collective fight against NCDs
Known as a champion of global tobacco control, Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez gave an inspiring speech Tuesday about the broader fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In his address ...
Created on 21 September 2016
6. Tax tobacco to help fight NCDs, FCA tells WHO SEARO
... NCD management, including dedicated taxation of health damaging commodities such as tobacco … as an additional measure that can both reduce exposure to NCD risk factors as well as mobilize more resources ...
Created on 12 September 2016
7. Updating tobacco control 'best buys' for fighting NCDs
The World Health Organization is updating the list of cost-effective policy interventions for fighting non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Appendix 3 of the Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020. Appendix ...
Created on 02 September 2016
8. Advocates gets tobacco industry rep. removed as speaker at UN meeting
(Industry Interference)
...  The UN Task Force on NCDs, of which UNCTAD is a member, is currently developing a model policy for United Nations organisations on preventing tobacco industry interference. The policy is expected ...
Created on 21 July 2016
9. Determined activists drive tobacco control
(Member profiles)
...  Read the full blog on the website of the NCD Alliance. Learn how you can get involved with FCA.    ...
Created on 30 May 2016
10. Palau tobacco tax to fight NCDs
Palau has become a world leader in using tobacco tax revenue to finance the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs)*. On 17 Feb 2016, Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. signed a law that ...
Created on 01 March 2016
11. 2015 FCA online newsletters
... 2015 e-news Sign up to the newsletter October 2015 In this edition read about tobacco control in SDGs, the fight against NCDs endorsed, new FCA board members and much more  ...
Created on 18 January 2016
12. 2014 FCA online newsletters
... e-newsletter  September 2014 COP6 message from the FCA Board, last COP for low-resource Parties, FCA's Strategic Plan, UN NCDs review and more. September 2014 e-newsletter Sign up to the ...
Created on 18 January 2016
13. Looking back and looking forward
(Opinion pieces)
... Agenda provides clear recognition by UN Member States that tackling the root causes of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is essential to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and ...
Created on 08 December 2015
14. Event provides push toward a Tobacco Free Pacific by 2025
... about tobacco control in the PICs Learn about civil society's role in fighting NCDs in Palau      ...
Created on 04 December 2015
15. Civil society unites to boost fight against killer diseases
Civil society groups from around the world have pledged concrete steps in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs*). Meeting in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 13-15 November, the Global ...
Created on 17 November 2015
16. Pacific Islands newsletter #3, 2015
... role fighting non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Palau  ...
Created on 30 October 2015
17. Financing the fight against NCDs
In 2011, non-government organisations (NGOs) provided more aid to fight non-communicable diseases (NCDs) than did bilateral donors. And they gave almost as much as multilateral organizations such as ...
Created on 26 October 2015
18. Tobacco control and the SDGs: an advocacy toolkit
(FCTC: Action Now! Advocacy Tools)
... diseases (NCDs)*. This is a huge achievement. But nothing will happen automatically just because implementation of the FCTC is included in the SDGs. This decision certainly gives the FCTC a higher profile, ...
Created on 07 October 2015
19. Fight against NCDs endorsed in global development agenda!
New goals for global sustainable development were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, including the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The 17 Sustainable Development ...
Created on 24 September 2015
20. WHO should look into FCTC’s lessons learned on financing and taxes
  Five years since the first United Nations Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the lack of resources is undermining progress against the world’s number one killer diseases*. The situation ...
Created on 18 September 2015