14 Nov 2016
NEW DELHI, 12 November 2016 – Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of negotiations. The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) meets every two years. Known as COP7, this week’s meeting brought together the 180 Parties to the FCTC, which represent nearly 90 percent of the world’s people. Late Friday they adopted a decision to develop a strategic framework for the FCTC that includes finding ways to attract more resources for the treaty and revising the crucial task of reviewing Parties’ progress in order to meet their technical assistance and resource needs.