The Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC) is a partnership program of the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand, and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) to promote and enhance good governance in tobacco control through a whole-of-government approach. Its objectives are:
- To provide technical support to countries to enhance whole-of-government approach in tobacco control
- To develop shared values in tobacco control across sectors both national, regional and international
- To support the development of policy/measures and code of conduct for various sectors when interacting with the tobacco industry in accordance with FCTC Article 5.3
Through a mandate given by 180 States Parties to the FCTC, GGTC was designated by the FCTC Secretariat as the Article 5.3 Knowledge Hub tasked to coordinate all experts and observatories (monitoring sites) on tobacco industry (TI) interference, to assist governments in developing strategies and promoting mechanisms to counter TI interference and misleading information at country and bilateral/global levels, and to develop innovative ways to engage non-health sectors to achieve its goals. Details of the FCTC COP decision can be viewed at: http://www.who.int/fctc/cop/cop7/FCTC_COP7(8)_EN.pdf?ua=1
Global Tobacco Watch (GTW) is GGTC’s online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring, reporting, and countering tobacco industry interference tactics around the world.