People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- August 3, 2011
The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) granted special consultative status to FCA at its recent session.
This status will give FCA access to nearly all intergovernmental processes at the UN dealing with issues of interest to ECOSOC, including economic and social development, gender issues and sustainable development.
FCA will also be eligible for annual and short-term passes to the UN in New York, Geneva and Vienna. This might permit increased FCA representation at the UN Summit on NCDs in New York, 19-20 September, although we still expect space there to be extremely limited.