People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- March 1, 2012
Renewed political commitment to sustainable development at all levels–social, economic, and environmental–is critical to address emerging global challenges and achieve progress on internationally agreed development goals.
FCA urges the Rio+20 Conference Secretariat and the participating countries to consider the adoption of the following statement in the Conference Final Declaration:
"We reiterate our commitment to accelerate the implementation by the State Parties of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and encourage countries that have not yet done so to consider acceding to the FCTC as we recognize that substantially reducing tobacco consumption is an important component of economic, social and environmental sustainable development strategies at the global, regional, national, and community levels."
Read the full statement: FCA urges RIO+20 to adopt 'accelerated FCTC implementation'