People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCTC: Action Now! Campaign FCTC: Action Now!
"Full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control would bring the single biggest blow to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and respiratory disease."
-- WHO Director-General Margaret Chan at the NCD Summit in New York, 19 September 2011
Challenges to the effective implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) – including lack of political will, funding and capacity for tobacco control in low-resource countries – are undermining the success of the tobacco control movement to date.
In 2011, UN member states committed to accelerating implementation of the FCTC. In this campaign, FCA is working to turn that commitment into action at three levels: country level; FCTC Conference of the Parties (COP); and during various international health and development events.
FCTC: Action Now! News
- Published on 27 March 2013
The World Health Organization (WHO) will conclude consultations on the draft NCD Action Plan this week (29 March).
The Plan will guide global and national response to the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – one of whose main risk factors is tobacco use – over the next eight years.
It is important that the WHO document contains strong references to the FCTC, and the latest draft is a marked improvement on the original in that regard. Still, we have some work to do.
- Published on 11 March 2013
The Framework Convention Alliance is calling on WHO and Member States to explicitly recognise the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the global action plan for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), 2013-2020.
FCA is currently attending the third round of informal consultations in Geneva on the revised draft action plan, which will replace the 2008-2013 plan.
- Published on 29 January 2013
A commitment to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) reiterated by leaders of the BRICS* countries earlier this month has the potential to help strengthen FCTC implementation.
The pledge, made in the Delhi Communiqué on 12 January, came just two months after the fifth session of the FCTC Conference of the Parties where, for the first time, a working group was established not to elaborate implementation guidelines for FCTC articles but to examine the Convention's implementation.