COP-4: Working group on economically sustainable alternatives to tobacco growing (in relation to Articles 17 and 18), Policy briefing
Working group on economically sustainable alternatives to tobacco growing (in relation to Articles 17 and 18: provision of support for economically viable alternatives and protection of the environment and the health of persons)
This item relates to item 5.5 of the provisional agenda
The fourth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control should decide to continue the work of the working group on economically sustainable alternatives to tobacco growing, and mandate it to:
• continue its efforts to promote synergies and avoid duplication of efforts by identifying and developing mechanisms and areas of cooperation with relevant intergovernmental and nongovernmental organisations for ongoing research on sustainable alternative livelihoods; and
• complete the elaboration of policy options and recommendations for implementation of Articles 17 and 18 and submit the policy options and recommendations for consideration by the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties.