The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health planned for March 7-9 in Cape Town, South Africa, is set to bring together leaders and advocates from all aspects of the tobacco control and health fields.
Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) would like to invite conference attendees to join a meeting on Wednesday March 7 at 7 am, to discuss a new global plan to accelerate implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Hosted jointly with Cancer Research UK and American Cancer Society, this meeting presents a unique opportunity to learn how this plan will help move the ball on FCTC implementation and how civil society can support the development of an effective plan. The meeting will take place in the Protea room, at the Southern Sun The Cullinan. For more information or to RSVP, email Ryan Forrest, Policy and Advocacy Officer at forrestr(@)fctc.org.
As FCA members get ready to share success stories, best practices, challenges and knowledge about the implementation of the FCTC – the world’s first public health treaty, here are relevant FCA advocacy campaigns and resources:
Factsheet: Tobacco – A Barrier to Sustainable Development (English, French, Spanish, Arabic)
Factsheet: Kickstarting Sustainable Development with Tobacco Control (English, French, Spanish)
Advocacy Toolkit: Tobacco Control and the Sustainable Development Goals (English, French, Spanish)
Policy Brief: ILO Should End Cooperation with Tobacco Industry (English, French, Spanish)
FCA Statement on the so-called “Foundation for a Smoke-Free World”
High level participants to this year’s world conference include: WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, South Africa Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Michael R. Bloomberg, a leading actor on tobacco control and WHO Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases.
The conference programme and other key information are available at www.wctoh.org.