The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

2018 World Conference on Tobacco or Health: FCA to Shine Light on the FCTC Acceleration Agenda

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health planned for March 7-9 in Cape Town, South Africa, is set to bring together leaders and advocates from all aspects of the tobacco control and health fields.

Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) would like to invite conference attendees to join a meeting on Wednesday March 7 at 7 am, to discuss a new global plan to accelerate implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Hosted jointly with Cancer Research UK and American Cancer Society, this meeting presents a unique opportunity to learn how this plan will help move the ball on FCTC implementation and how civil society can support the development of an effective plan. The meeting will take place in the Protea room, at the Southern Sun The Cullinan. For more information or to RSVP, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Policy and Advocacy Officer.

ILO Member States Should End Cooperation with Tobacco Industry and Find Alternative Funding

When the International Labour Organisation (ILO) member states gather in Geneva, at the 332nd Session of the Governing Body, this March 2018, they have a unique opportunity to finally eliminate any undue influence of the tobacco industry over child labour-related policies.

To achieve this outcome, they should vote to:

  • Stop accepting money from the tobacco industry and tobacco industry funded organisations.
  • Find alternative and additional funding to address once and for all the root causes of child labour and the conditions that keep tobacco farm workers in poverty.

FCA Participates in Global NCD Alliance Forum

Over 300 civil society delegates from 68 countries participated in the second Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Alliance Forum. They shared insights on fighting NCDs ahead of the third UN High-level Meeting on NCDs in 2018. Francis Thompson, FCA Executive Director, Tih Ntiabang FCA Regional Coordinator Cameroon, Dr. Eduardo Bianco, FCA Regional Coordinator Uruguay, Mischa Terzyk, FCA Policy and Advocacy Officer and other FCA members attended the Forum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates from 9-11 December 2017.

Warning: Recent Spam Emails Disguised as FCA Job Offer

The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) is warning its partners and the general public of on-going phishing scam emails purporting to come from its Executive Director. The FCA name and logo are being fraudulently used to offer fictional employment to unsuspecting individuals.

Notice of the 2017 FCA General Assembly

The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) General Assembly (GA) will take place virtually from December 8 to 15, 2017. There are no elections planned this year to renew the Board, with the longest serving representatives entering their fourth year and no Board positions being up for renewal.

The Chairperson of the FCA Board of Directors, Nonguebzanga Maxime Compaoré encourages all FCA members to review the annual Board report and to provide feedback (approval or non-approval) and comments during the GA. Further details on this process will be provided to FCA members on December 7.

COP7 decisions: an overview

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

FCA print and video resources for COP7

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

Four months till COP7!

Handing out the FCA daily Bulletin at COP6The seventh session of the Conference of Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is just four months away. COP7 will take place 7-12 November 2016, in New Delhi.

Big step taken toward linking tobacco and human rights

Tobacco control advocates at human rights hearingFormal recognition of the link between tobacco and human rights has moved closer in the Americas thanks to a hearing on 5 April that featured tobacco control advocates.