Calling on the European civil society to support global implementation of the WHO FCTC and its Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2016;2(April Supplement):58
Publish date: 2016-03-31
The intervention of the Head of the Convention Secretariat will focus on how the European civil society could support global implementation of the WHO FCTC and its Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. The Convention celebrated its 10 years of existence last February and currently has 180 Parties that committed themselves towards implementing its requirements. Almost all European states and the European Union have ratified the Convention and working on its implementation. The intervention will focus on the roles the European civil society could play to strengthen its contribution, at national, sub-regional and global levels, in implementation of the Convention. The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, a new international treaty, that will open new avenues for collaboration between the various sectors, is still to enter into force. Its implementation will also need support from the side of the civil society.
Vera Luiza Da Costa e Silva
WHO FCTC, Switzerland, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27