Letter to Uganda govt on breach to tobacco control law at ongoing ILO session of governing body

21 Mar 2018

Tobacco Control Forum

The Tobacco Control Forum has released a letter to the Government of Uganda about a breach to the national tobacco control law and the country’s international obligation under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control at the ongoing International Labout Organization (ILO) session of the governing body.

“The government of Uganda as a state party to the ILO and a member of ILO’s governing board, is currently attending the session of the Governing Body and at the session that started last week, the government of Uganda supposedly on behalf of the African region, vehemently opposed this proposal.

This position is however contrary to Uganda’s policy by virtue of its being party to the WHO FCTC with specific reference to Article 5.3 and part viii of the Uganda Tobacco Control Act that prohibits government partnerships with the Tobacco Industry, any corporate social responsibility from the tobacco Industry and therefore Uganda’s current position at the ILO amounts to conflict of interest which is a breach of our own law.”

Read the Tobacco Control Forum’s letter to the Government of Uganda.

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