People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- December 15, 2011
The election for the Board of Directors of the Framework Convention Alliance ended on 29 November 2011 with the election of three members.
Prof. Elif Dagli was elected to the EURO regional seat, Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo was elected to the WPRO regional seat and Melodie Tilson was elected to the At-Large seat.
Candidates for each position were nominated by their affiliated organisation during the nomination phase. During the election, FCA members were granted the opportunity, via a secure online voting site, to select one representative for the EURO and WPRO regions and for the At-Large seat.
In accordance with election rules, only organisations that are members of the FCA - otherwise non-governmental organisations - were eligible, and each was entitled to one vote. Individual members of the Alliance were not eligible to vote in the general assembly.
|AFRO||Dr. Ebeh Kodjo Fabrice|
|EURO||Prof. Elif Dagli|
|WPRO||Dr. Ulysses Dorotheo|
About 16 per cent of eligible member organisations took part in the vote. In compliance with election rules, a minimum 10 per cent voter turnout is required.
The FCA membership elected diverse Board members, all of whom have substantial experience as advocates and a high level of commitment to tobacco control.
The elected officials will serve for a three-year term on the Board.
The new composition of the Board of Directors of the FCA is as shown in the table.
The next FCA Board election will be held in December 2012. In that election the following three seats will be contested: one At-Large seat and the positions for the AMRO and SEARO regions.
The FCA Articles of Incorporation provides that the Board of Directors shall meet and elect its own officers. The result of the election is not therefore indicative of whom becomes an officer on the Board of Directors.