The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control


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. 

World Health Assembly: Prevention and control of NCDs

This report, dated 20 April 2012, discusses the Outcomes of the High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases (19-20 September 2011) and the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Disease Control (28-29 April 2011).

It outlines the process used following the High-level Meeting to develop a comprehensive global monitoring framework for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including a set of indicators and voluntary global targets for prevention and control of these diseases.

The report explains that the indicators and global targets were selected on the basis of the following criteria.

2011 shadow reports focus on national priorities


shado report coverCover of the Botswana report - Shutting our eyes will not fix the problemEight reports were prepared in the FCTC national shadow reporting programme in 2011. The aim of this programme is to monitor the compliance of Parties with their obligations under the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Read on to download the reports.

According to the report on the Philippines, by NGO HealthJustice, “the prevalence of tobacco use remains high, with 28.3% adults and 27.3% youth currently using tobacco products. This can be attributed to weak laws, lack of strict implementation of policies, and strong tobacco industry interference”.

FCA's Report on INB5

The Intergovernmental Negotiating Body on a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (INB) was established by the second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), the governing body of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

The INB convened its fifth session on 29 March – 4 April 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. The session was attended by representatives from 132 Parties and 7 non-Parties of the FCTC. Three intergovernmental and six nongovernmental organizations, including the FCA, attended the meeting as accredited observers.