Global Forum

Meeting of the Parties

MOP

The Meeting of the Parties (MOP) is the governing body of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The work of the MOP is governed by its Rules of Procedure and keeps under regular review the implementation of the Protocol and takes the decisions necessary to promote its effective implementation.

The Bureaus decided during their Third Joint Meeting on 21 April 2020 to postpone the MOP2 sessions from 15 to 17 November 2021.

Conference of the Parties

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The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the governing body of the WHO FCTC and is comprised of all Parties to the Convention. The work of the COP is governed by its Rules of Procedure and keeps under regular review the implementation of the Convention and takes the decisions necessary to promote its effective implementation.

The Bureaus decided during their Third Joint Meeting on 21 April 2020 to postpone the COP9 sessions from 8 to 13 November 2021.

WHCTOH

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The 18th WCTOH will partly focus on the emergence of new nicotine and tobacco products like e-cigarettes. The tobacco industry is re-branding itself as part of the solution to the tobacco epidemic – yet it continues to aggressively market its traditional products in lower- and middle-income countries, where 80% of tobacco-caused deaths occur.

As a result of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 18th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is now postponed on 8-10 March 2022 .