People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Since 2010, travel support available to FCTC Parties has been officially harmonised with WHO administrative policies (decision FCTC/COP4(21)).
As a result, many Parties are no longer eligible to receive support to participate at COP sessions, working groups and other official meetings.
Official travel support for governments should be reviewed again at the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
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