International cooperation

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) calls for a multisectoral approach to implementation, which in practice means cooperation with a variety of United Nations and other international organizations.

Articles 23 and 25 of the WHO FCTC highlight the importance of such cooperation with competent international and regional intergovernmental organizations, including financial and development institutions.

Article 24.3(e) of the Convention mandates the WHO FCTC Secretariat to ensure, under the guidance of the Conference of the Parties (COP), that the necessary coordination takes place.

International Cooperation Framework

The seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) adopted decisions FCTC/COP7(26) regarding International cooperation for implementation of the WHO FCTC, including human rights, and FCTC/COP7(27) on the Contribution of the Conference of the Parties to achieving the noncommunicable disease global target for reduced tobacco use.

It also adopted an international cooperation framework which will guide the future work of the Convention Secretariat in promoting international cooperation to implement the WHO FCTC. See the international cooperation framework diagram below.