The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Fact Sheets

How Can the FCTC Benefit From Strategic Planning?

When governments met at the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), they agreed on the urgent need for strategic planning to ensure accelerated action on tobacco control.

A strong plan can help national governments, the Convention Secretariat, civil society organisations and other stakeholders make short, mid and long term strategic decisions to boost global FCTC progress.

International expert in strategic treaty management, Thomas McInerney, discusses strategic planning and how the FCTC stands to benefit from this practice.

Kickstarting sustainable development with tobacco control

Rickshaw driver smoking on side of roadThe time to act is now. Governments must implement strong tobacco control measures today to protect the health of their citizens and promote sustainable development.

Tobacco: A barrier to development

Tobacco is extraordinarily dangerous to human health and highly damaging to national economies. Reducing tobacco use is critical to achieving every Sustainable Development Goal.

Understanding the FCTC budget and workplan - COP7

Delegates at FCTC COP6COP7 provides an opportunity for Parties to voice their preferred priorities for the 2018-2019 budget and workplan of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, FCTC (provisional agenda item 7.4).

Beware ASEAN Excise Tax Reform manual, warns SEATCA

South-East Asian governments should be wary of recommendations in the ASEAN Excise Tax Reform manual, warns an FCA member organisation.

Released by the International Trade and Investment Centre (ITIC), the manual promotes the interests of the tobacco industry and should not be considered a tool to help governments, says the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA).

Tobacco control and the SDGs: an advocacy toolkit

Tobacco control is included in the new, global development goals. But that won't automatically produce more effective tobacco control at country level: for that to happen will require a huge effort from all advocates. This toolkit is designed to help.