Primary Sources

PrintPrint EmailEmail ShareShare CiteCite
Style:MLAAPAChicagoClose

loading...

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Published February 27, 2005

The WHO states, "The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the first treaty negotiated under the auspices of the World Health Organization. It was adopted by the World Health Assembly on 21 May 2003 and entered into force on 27 February 2005. It has since become one of the most widely embraced treaties in UN history and, as of today, has already 168 Parties.

The WHO FCTC was developed in response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic and is an evidence-based treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health. The Convention represents a milestone for the promotion of public health and provides new legal dimensions for international health cooperation."

 

More on This Topic

Op-Ed

The Convening Power of Traditional Donors

Author: Isobel Coleman
devex

Isobel Coleman discusses the importance of leveraging new resources, such as commitment accounts and mobile technology, for poverty alleviation.

Op-Ed

Does Redistributing Income Reduce Poverty?

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Project Syndicate

Jagdish Bhagwati defends poverty-reduction strategies based on economic growth against critics who favor redestributive policies.

Transcript

Global Economic Trends: The Business of Aid

Speakers: R. Glenn Hubbard and Lars H. Thunell
Presider: Roger Leeds

The private sector is recognized as the engine of economic growth, and growth is recognized as a key condition for poverty alleviation. But...