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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health
Building capacity for a tobacco-free world
July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA
In light of the entry into force of WHO's first treaty, and of the post-first session of the Conference of the Parties, the Director of TFI will explain her vision of global tobacco control for the future, utilizing the provisions of the Framework Convention as a roadmap. The Treaty is the main working tool based around which TFI activities are structured and guiding principles built. The Framework Convention is the tool that guides the technical support provided to countries which also includes support to become a Party to it.
Activities will aim at promoting international cooperation and strengthening the infrastructure and capacity at country level for tobacco control for effective implementation of the WHO FCTC. TFI carries out all the above activities in an effort to see tobacco dropping off the list of leading preventable causes of deaths in the world and pave the way towards a tobacco free future for our children.