Third Meeting on South–South and Triangular Cooperation to promote implementation of the WHO FCTC in the era of the SDGs

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The Convention Secretariat of WHO FCTC and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly organized a South-South and Triangular cooperation meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay from 8 to 10 April 2017 with the support of funds from the EU grant and kindly hosted by the Government of Uruguay. The meeting followed the same format as the previous one which proved to be successful in reaching the objectives. These were to identify South-South and triangular cooperation for tobacco control, matching potential partners on a range of tobacco control measures and to facilitate the creation of proposals to undertake these collaborative initiatives to promote fuller implementation of the Convention.

The meeting brought together Parties who could provide support (providers) and those that needed support (recipients), intergovernmental organizations and NGOs and knowledge hubs.

As a result of the meeting 8 South-South and Triangular cooperation projects were identified in the following areas of work: Article 5.2, Article 5.3, Article 6, Article 11, Art 14, Art 15 Art 19 and enforcement.

Twenty four Parties from all six regions participated in the meeting. All parties will participate in at least one project.