Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: a fit-for-purpose life-saving treaty
Seventy-sixth World Health Assembly Strategic Roundtable
As part of WHO’s 75th anniversary, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the key milestones in the history of WHO: the adoption of the first international public health treaty. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), an evidence-based instrument, provides new legal dimensions for international cooperation. This roundtable will call for Member States to accelerate implementation of the WHO FCTC measures.
The strategic roundtable will also provide lessons to inform ongoing negotiations for a WHO convention, agreement or other international instruments on pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response following the COVID-19 pandemic.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the WHO FCTC by the 56th World Health Assembly in 2003 Parties to the Treaty and other key players will join to celebrate the successes in tobacco control enabled by the WHO FCTC.
This roundtable will be concluded by an award ceremony for the 2023 World No Tobacco Day Director-General’s Special Recognition Award.
The session takes place in UN Palais de Nations, Room XVIII on Saturday 27 May 2023 between 13:00–14:15 CEST.