The work of the FCA

12 Aug 2008

Framework Convention Alliance works to rid this world from the devastating health, social, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco and tobacco use.

FCA grew out of civil society’s participation in the work that produced the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2005, the first modern-day public health treaty.  

With a membership of nearly 500 non-government organisations from over 100 countries, the Alliance is an influential voice for civil society at the FCTC Conference of the Parties. (See our work at the latest COP).

FCA is also a leading advocate for including the FCTC and global tobacco control in the international health and development framework, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that replaced the Millennium Development Goals in 2015. (Find out more in our campaign, FCTC: Action Now).

FCA’s other main areas of work include monitoring how FCTC Parties report on progress implementing their treaty obligations (see our reporting campaign).

We also strive to prevent tobacco industry influence on public health policies. This is a cornerstone of the FCTC (See Article 5.3 and its guidelines).

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