People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCTC: Action Now! Campaign
- January 19, 2012
The Political Declaration of the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Summit requests WHO develop a comprehensive global monitoring framework and voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs.
As a result in December 2011, WHO hosted an Informal Dialogue with non-government organisations on a global monitoring framework and recommendations for a set of voluntary global targets.
Read the Summary Report of that meeting here.
In January 2012 an informal consultation with member states took place to review WHO’s ongoing work to develop a comprehensive global monitoring framework and recommendations for a set of voluntary global targets for the prevention and control of NCDs.
Read more here.
The proposed framework is expected to be applicable across regional and country settings, including through multisectoral approaches, to monitor trends and to assess progress made in the implementation of national strategies and plans on NCDs.
The suggested targets will be measured in 2025 against a baseline in 2010. The proposed indicators are intended to be used to assess progress and achievement towards the targets.