People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
FCA Policy Briefing for COP7: Strengthening synergy between the FCTC Conference of the Parties and the World Health Assembly
- COP7 should accept the World Health Assembly’s (WHA) invitation to establish a synergy mechanism between the WHA and FCTC COP;
- COP7 should also consider establishing a high-level political segment as part of future COP sessions in order to facilitate increased visibility of the treaty and mobilise political will for FCTC implementation.
FCA Policy Briefing for COP7: Review of accreditation of intergovernmental organisations with the status of observer to the Conference of the Parties
- FCA supports the recommendation put forward in the draft decision contained in document FCTC/COP/7/29 to establish a procedure to regularly review the accreditation of intergovernmental organisations (IGOs) with the status of observers to the COP;
- COP7 should clarify details of the review procedure following the proposed IGO survey process. In particular, COP7 should mandate the FCTC Bureau to review IGO survey responses and recommend to the COP whether to maintain, suspend, or revoke the accreditation of IGO observers to the COP, similar to the process established to review NGO observer status;
- Before discussion on this matter, COP should also seek updates on the model policy for organisations of the UN system to prevent tobacco industry interference. The policy is being put forward for adoption at the seventh meeting of the UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs. COP7 should ensure policy coherence between this model policy and any review process established by COP;
- COP7 should also ensure that any decision taken to establish and operationalise such a procedure is accompanied by supporting amendments to the Rules of Procedure.
- Review of accreditation of intergovernmental organisations with the status of observer to the Conference of the Parties
- مراجعة اعتماد المنظمات الحكومية الدولية التي لها صفة مراقب لمؤتمر الأطراف: تقرير من سكرتارية الاتفاقيةتقرير من سكرتارية الاتفاقية
FCA Policy Briefing for COP7: Impact Assessment of the WHO FCTC: Report by the expert group
- COP7 should welcome the findings of the of the Global Impact Assessment exercise presented in document FCTC/COP/7/6. These findings demonstrate the importance of FCTC implementation and could be used in developing an overall resource mobilisation strategy;
- Further impact assessments should not take place in 2018-19 as they would not add value, but COP could revisit the possibility of conducting another comprehensive worldwide impact assessment exercise at some point in the future.
- Impact Assessment of the WHO FCTC: Report by the expert group
- Évaluation de l’impact de la Convention-cadre de l'OMS : Rapport du groupe d'experts
- Evaluación del impacto del CMCT de la OMS: Informe del grupo de expertos
- تقييم أثــر اتفاقية منظمة الصحة العالمية الإطارية بشأن مكافحة التبغ: تقرير فريق الخبراء
- 框架公约联盟政策通报: 公约影响评估：专家小组的报告
FCA Policy Briefing for COP7: Voluntary Assessed Contributions
- COP7 should change the name of the required payments from “Voluntary Assessed Contributions” to “Assessed Contributions” in order to eliminate confusion around these mandatory payments, and should encourage all Parties to pay their contributions on time;
- COP7 should request the Secretariat to adopt measures to facilitate Parties’ payment of these contributions, in particular by providing individual invoices for each Party and clear payment information on the FCTC website, as well as by enhancing coordination on this matter with Permanent Missions in Geneva and WHO country offices.
- Voluntary Assessed Contributions
- Contributions volontaires évaluées
- Добровольные начисленные взносы
- Contribuciones señaladas de carácter voluntario
- المساهمات المقدرة الطوعية
Article 5.3: Protection of tobacco control policy from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry
Price and Tax
Article 6: Price and tax measures to reduce the demand for tobacco
Article 9: Product Regulation of the contents of tobacco products
Article 10: Regulation of tobacco product disclosures
Packaging and Labelling
Article 11: Packaging and labelling of tobacco products
Education and Training
Article 12: Education, communication, training and public awareness
Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship
Article 13: Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
Article 14: Demand reduction measures concerning tobacco dependence and cessation
Article 15: Illicit trade in tobacco products
Alternative Livelihoods and Environments
Article 17 & 18: Provision of support for economically viable alternative activities and protection of the environment and the health of persons in respect of tobacco cultivation and manufacture
Article 19: Liability
Reporting on Treaty Implementation
Article 21: Reporting and exchange of information
Technical and Financial Assistance
Articles 22 & 26: Cooperation in the scientific, technical and legal fields and provision of related expertise and financial resources
- Implementation Monitoring
- FCTC: Action Now!