Third session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC

The third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP3) to the WHO FCTC was held from 17 to 22 November 2008 in Durban, South Africa. Delegates from 130 Parties, and observers including seven States non-Party, three international intergovernmental organizations and 12 nongovernmental organizations participated.

Convention instruments, implementation and reporting, as well as institutional and budgetary matters were discussed and appropriate decisions taken. The COP focused in particular on the adoption of guidelines for the implementation of Articles 5.3, 11 and 13 of the WHO FCTC. The Conference also reviewed implementation progress globally and further promoted reporting arrangements under the Convention.