The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Reports

Tobacco control rising – WHO 2013 report

In the past five years nearly 1.3 billion more people worldwide have become covered by a tobacco control measure in their country, says the latest report on the tobacco epidemic by the World Health Organization.

In total, more than 2.3 billion people –a third of the world's population – are now covered as fully as possible by at least one of six measures in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) singled out by the report, the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013.

Tobacco tax reform surged ahead in South-East Asia in 2012


SITT report 300413 bReform of tobacco taxation made great leaps in various South-East Asian nations in 2012, according to the annual report of the South-East Initiative on Tobacco Tax (SITT).

Milestones included passing the Sin Tax Reform Law in the Philippines; influencing tobacco tax policy in Indonesia using research-based evidence, and passing and implementing the pictorial health warning regulation in Indonesia.

The report documents a number of lessons learned, including the importance of (from the Philippines):

2010 Annual Report

In 2010, we marked the fifth anniversary of the FCTC, with 4 new ratifications. We also provided leadership, technical expertise and logistical support during 2010 for key FCTC negotiations and WHO meetings as well as regional working group and expert group meetings. FCA also contributed to strategic planning, policy brief writing, campaign development, and media campaigns. Prior to and during each meeting, we developed policy position papers, educational materials, and presentations that were made available to government delegates as well as NGO representatives.

Other topics covered in the FCA 2010 Annual Report
•    FCA’s role in the International Tobacco Treaty Process– the WHO FCTC
•    FCA Participation in FCTC Negotiation Sessions in 2010
•    FCA Tobacco Watch
•    Major FCA Campaigns in 2010
•    FCA Capacity Building Workshops
•    FCA Regional Coordination
•    Grants to Partners in Low Income Countries
•    FCA Website, Intranet, and Social Media
•    FCA's Presence at Major Conferences
•    FCA 2010-2013 Strategic Review and Planning
•    FCA’s New Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Priorities

Download the report (PDF 130.67 kB)

2009 Annual Report

In 2009 six new countries became Parties to the FCTC while 19 countries adopted 100% smokefree laws in all public places, with 100% smokefree regulations enacted at the subnational level in an additional 15 countries.

We also provided leadership, technical expertise and logistical support during key FCTC negotiations and WHO meetings, and participated in regional working group and expert group meetings. FCA conducted strategic planning, wrote policy briefs, and developed advocacy and media campaigns. Prior to and during each meeting, FCA developed policy position papers, educational materials, and presentations that were made available to government delegates as well as NGO representatives. FCA organized 10 national and regional workshops conducted in English, French or Spanish.

The work done by civil society made 2009 a productive and successful year – resulting  in millions of lives saved in the years to come. However, much work remains in 2010 as more countries need assistance in their efforts to become smokefree, and to develop and implement strong guidelines on enacting advertising bans and effective anti-tobacco health warnings.

Other topics covered in the FCA 2009 Annual Report

•    FCA’s role in the International Tobacco Treaty – the WHO FCTC
•    FCA Participation in FCTC Expert Group Meetings in 2009
•    FCA Participation in FCTC Negotiation Sessions in 2009
•    FCA Capacity Building Workshops
•    FCA Regional Coordination
•    Grants to Partners in Low Income Countries
•    FCA FCTC Monitor Projects
•    FCA Intranet and Website
•    Major FCA Campaigns in 2009
•    FCA's Presence at Major Conferences
•    FCA 2010-13 Strategic Plan

Download the FCA 2009 Annual Report (PDF 106.23 kB)

2011 Annual Report

FCA set an ambitious agenda in 2011 to advance its mission, despite many challenges. These included the lack of FCTC negotiating meetings to bring the membership together and a significant decrease in programme funding. Yet nearly all of our goals were achieved, including a few key successes. Securing adequate financial resources remains a major challenge for the Alliance.

Other topics covered in the FCA 2011 Annual Report

  • Goal 1 - strategies to support achievement of FCA’s campaigns/ advance COP4 decisions
  • Goal 2 - develop and deliver an effective Communications Strategy
  • Goal 3 - increase members’ active involvement in all stages of FCA campaigns 
  • FCA’s Strategic Priorities 2010-2013
  • Achievements
  • FCA finances
  • Our challenges ahead

Download the full FCA 2011 Annual Report

 

Cutting Through the Smoke ...

This report by Corporate Accountability International (May 2012) "tells some of the individual stories that lie behind the staggering statistics, and it serves to remind us there is hard work yet ahead".

Fully titled, "Cutting Through the Smoke: Global stories of industry abuse, grassroots victories and the path toward a healthier future", the report also inspires, writes CAI Executive Director Kelle Louaillier:

"While the tobacco industry remains the greatest obstacle to saving lives, together, we can ensure that the public prevails over corporate abuse and greed."

See the full report

See advocacy resources from FCA, CAI and others for World No Tobacco Day 2012.