Eighth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP8)


WHO FCTC COP8 concludes with new strategy to accelerate tobacco control efforts and stronger transparency measures to counter tobacco industry interference

The Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) yesterday closed its eighth session (COP8) after adopting a Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) outlining a new action plan to scale up the global tobacco control agenda over the next few years.

The MTSF, also known as the Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control, aims to strengthen implementation of the FCTC, with a roadmap to guide the work of the Parties, the Convention Secretariat and other stakeholders with regards to tobacco control from 2019 to 2025.

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