The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

FCTC: Action Now! Campaign

"Full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control would bring the single biggest blow to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory disease."

- WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the NCD Summit in New York, 19 Sept. 2011

WHO Director-General Margaret ChanChallenges to the effective implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) – including lack of political will, funding and capacity for tobacco control in low-resource countries – are undermining the success of the tobacco control movement to date.

In 2014, UN member states renewed their commitment to accelerate implementation of the FCTC. In this campaign, FCA is working to turn that pledge into reality at three levels: country level; FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP); and during various international health and development events.

In 2015 we had a number of notable successes. They include having tobacco control included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), endorsed by the member states of the United Nations.

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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, NCDs were included among the top global development priorities – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

COP7 decisions: an overview

FCA identified three interlinked implementation-related priorities for COP7 of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC):

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).