People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
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.
Eight 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”.
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.
Tobacco industry influence over countries’ tobacco control plans is blocking a key tool in fighting killer diseases like cancer, says the Framework Convention Alliance’s (FCA) Tobacco Watch 2012 report.
The report, Tobacco Watch: Monitoring Countries’ Performance on the Global Treaty, documents various industry activities in numerous countries that are Parties to the first global health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Report of the Framework Convention Alliance on the Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to Draft and Negotiate a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
The INB convened its fourth session on 14-21 March 2010 again in Geneva, Switzerland. The session was attended by representatives from 142 Parties and 10 non-Parties of the FCTC.
Three intergovernmental and eight nongovernmental organizations, including the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), attended the meeting as accredited observers.
Congratulations to Dutch NGOs, who on Thursday released a shadow report of the government's own report on its implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Titled 'Dutch Tobacco Control: Out of Control?' the report concludes:
"The situation in the Netherlands with respect to Article 5.3 is worrying, with the tobacco industry being routinely consulted on tobacco control issues. The government even holds the view that it is good to consult the industry so as to seek a 'balanced' opinion on tobacco control matters."