Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Art.5.3 Guidelines EN, FR, ES, RU, CH, AR   At its third session in November 2008, the Conference of the Parties (COP) adopted guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of the WHO FCTC on the protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of […]

Joint statement by the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Head of the Secretariat of WHO FCTC to Member States of the Region

25 January 2021 WHO, FCTC Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean and Dr Adriana Blanco Marquizo, Head of the Secretariat of the WHO FCTC 2020 will be remembered as the year everything changed due to the COVID-19. Despite the pandemic, 17 countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region moved to ban […]

Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control: Advancing Sustainable Development through the Implementation of the WHO FCTC 2019-2025

November 2020 WHO FCTC GLOBAL STRATEGY TO ACCELERATE TOBACCO CONTROL Advancing sustainable development through the implementation of the WHO FCTC 2019 – 2025 View full report  

Model Policy for Agencies of the United Nations System on Preventing Tobacco Industry Interference (2017)

Purpose The purpose of this policy is to ensure that efforts to protect tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry are comprehensive, effective and consistent across the United Nations system including the UN itself and its funds, programmes, specialized agencies, other entities and related organizations (hereinafter referred to as “the […]

FCTC/COP8(18): Protection of Public Health Policies with Respect to Tobacco Control from Commercial and Other Vested Interests of the Tobacco Industry (2018)

Recalling the need to be alert to any efforts by the tobacco industry to undermine or subvert tobacco control efforts and the need to be informed of activities of the tobacco industry that have a negative impact on implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC); Read more: WHO Framework Convention on […]

CSF/NV/14/25 Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC: Issues Related to Article 5.3 and the Guidelines for its Implementation (2014)

The Convention Secretariat presents its compliments to the Permanent Missions in Geneva of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and has the honour to refer to the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC, which will be held from 13 to 18 October 2014 […]

Decision Concerning the European Commission’s Compliance with the Tobacco Control Convention (852/2014/LP) (2014)

This case concerned an allegation from an NGO that the European Commission is failing to meet its obligation under Article 5(3) of the WHO’s Tobacco Control Convention to be transparent in its dealings with the tobacco industry. In particular, the complainant argued that the Commission, with the exception of its Directorate Generate for Health (DG […]