The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

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):

FCTC COP7: Parties outline a path toward saving more lives

NEW DELHI, 12 November 2016 – Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of negotiations.

Global demand for cigarette graphic warnings grows

Over 100 countries and territories now require cigarette picture health warnings, marking a significant milestone in global public health that will reduce smoking and save lives.

Big Tobacco hooking kids in Ukraine

Cigarette advertising in clear view of children.Cigarette advertising in clear view of children.

A Ukraine tobacco control group is exposing Big Tobacco’s tactics for getting kids hooked.

FCA print and video resources for COP7

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COP7 is just weeks away and the list of FCA resources keeps growing.

COP7 video preview

Watch FCA Executive Director Francis Thompson preview the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). It takes place 7-12 November 2016 in New Delhi, India.

FCAers worldwide preparing for COP7

FCA Pacific Islands Coordinator Annabel Lyman at pre-COP7 meetings in Fiji.FCA staff and members are busy making final plans for COP7 of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, to be held 7-12 November in New Delhi.

Maldives hosts high-level advocacy forum on tobacco control

FCAers attended the recent High Level Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control, in Maldives, organized by the World Health Organization Country Office in collaboration with the Health Protection Agency.

Tobacco industry still thwarting governments in South-East Asia

In South-East Asia, “The tobacco industry continues to interfere with, deter and thwart governments' efforts to protect public health through both overt and covert means,” says a new report by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).