People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCA and partners celebrate recognition of key role of tobacco taxation
The recommendation was adopted 15 July in the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Addis Ababa.
It comes two months before governments meet at the United Nations Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, a universal plan of action for the next 15 years of global sustainable development.
Delegates in Addis Ababa concluded that a combination of domestic revenue streams (such as higher tobacco taxes), together with international development assistance and other innovative resourcing methods, will be required to meet all proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.