People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
This document shows the latest ratifications or accessions of the Parties to the WHO FCTC. In this case
COP-4 provisional agenda
Barbados prohibition of tobacco smoking in public places regulations.
Updated status of the WHO FCTC ratification and accession by country - Afghanistan
This document shows the latest ratifications or accessions of the Parties to the WHO FCTC. In this case Tunisia on 7 June 2010.
Current Total of Parties: 170
14 May 2010: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution on the prevention and control of no communicable diseases (NCDs), which aims to stop increasing premature deaths caused by NCDs worldwide. This resolution, calls upon Member States and the international community to:
• convene a high-level meeting of the General Assembly in September 2011 (with the participation of Heads of State and Government) on NCD prevention and control;
• include at the High-level Plenary Meeting next September to review the Millennium Development Goals discussions on the rising incidence and the socio-economic impact of NCDs in developing countries; and
• requests the UN Secretary-General to prepare a global status report on NCDs - focusing on the developmental challenges faced by developing countries.