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WHO FCTC Convention Secretariat - Press Conference: COP8 Conference (Geneva, 21 September 2018)
21 Sep 2018 -  Subject:
Introduction to the Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) two weeks ahead of the event.
It will focus on topics such as the shaping of a medium-term strategic framework, which will determine the actions to be taken by the Parties over the next five years, and the advances and challenges revealed in the Global Progress Report on Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
The Conference will also be the starting point for a wider application of the WHO FCTC not only for tobacco control, but also as an international treaty to support sustainable development, fight climate change and defend human rights.

• Dr. Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Head of the Convention Secretariat