People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Policy briefing on reporting
The third session of the Conference of the Parties to the FCTC (COP-3) adopted ‘the format for submission of national reports for Group 2 questions as set out in the reporting instrument contained in document FCTC/COP3/16 Rev.1’, with a mandate to the Bureau ‘to adopt amendments to the Group 2 questions’. FCA understands that, at its meeting on 3-4 March 2009, the Bureau will have the opportunity to adopt such amendments.
FCA considers that in order to ensure that the reporting instrument is of the quality required to perform its functions, some amendments should be made. In this document, FCA outlines its suggestions for consideration by the Bureau.
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