People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCTC COP7: Parties outline a path toward saving more lives
The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) meets every two years. Known as COP7, this week’s meeting brought together the 180 Parties to the FCTC, which represent nearly 90 percent of the world’s people.
Late Friday they adopted a decision to develop a strategic framework for the FCTC that includes finding ways to attract more resources for the treaty and revising the crucial task of reviewing Parties’ progress in order to meet their technical assistance and resource needs.