15 Apr 2014
Tobacco use is the one risk factor common to four major NCDs: cancers, cardiovascular and lung disease, and diabetes. NCDs cause nearly 2/3 of global deaths today, and it is estimated that they will cost the world economy US$30 trillion by 2031.
FCA and its partners continue to advocate to have tobacco control and NCDs included in the Sustainable Development Goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals in 2015.
Our 28 April event at UN headquarters in New York will feature Sir George Alleyne, Director Emeritus, Pan American Health Organisation, and FCA Director Laurent Huber.
Participants will share experiences and progress made related to NCDs and FCTC implementation and discuss the basics of the articles of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and strategies for implementation.
The event starts at 1:15 pm, in Conference Room 6, North Lawn Building.
We also hope to broadcast the discussion live on the internet. Details will be released when they become available.
The event is sponsored by Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), the Permanent Mission of Belgium, the Permanent Mission of Jamaica and FCA.
Write to us for more information.