The Convention Secretariat is inviting Parties that are eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) to apply for the second round of the FCTC 2030 in support to the implementation of the WHO FCTC


15 October 2019


With the expansion of the FCTC 2030 project, countries that are eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) are encouraged to apply for individually tailored assistance to implement the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

Parties to the Convention who are committed to accelerate WHO FCTC implementation need to submit their applications by 22 November 2019.

The importance of effective tobacco control in promoting sustainable development is becoming increasingly recognized. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes a specific target on the implementation of the WHO FCTC.

The WHO FCTC is an accelerator for sustainable development, and can contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and beyond health and well-being, as the Convention Secretariat and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) describe in the discussion paper WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: An Accelerator for Sustainable Development.

Announcing the expansion of the FCTC 2030 project, Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, Head of the Convention Secretariat, said:

“Implementing the WHO FCTC can bring a wide range of benefits for sustainable development. Through the FCTC 2030 project, many Parties to the WHO FCTC have already benefitted from expert advice and dedicated support provided by the Convention Secretariat and our partners to accelerate stronger tobacco control in their countries. We can now expand the FCTC 2030 project and assist more Parties to implement the WHO FCTC, thanks to our generous funders”.

Countries will be offered support to implement specific objectives listed in the WHO FCTC’s new Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control. A needs assessment and an economic investment case to support the comprehensive implementation of the WHO FCTC will be provided.

The FCTC 2030 project is delivered through generous funding provided by the United Kingdom and Australia. We hope to announce additional donors soon. The FCTC 2030 project is conducted in partnership with the WHO, UNDP and a number of experts from the civil society and academic organizations.

On the second round of the FCTC 2030, at least one developing country will be selected from applicant Parties from each WHO region to join the expanded FCTC 2030 project.

How to apply:

The Convention Secretariat invites any country that is a Party to the WHO FCTC and eligible to receive Official Development Assistance (ODA) to join the second round of the FCTC 2030 project. Full details are described on the application form that must be submitted by 22 November 2019 to the Head of the Convention Secretariat by email to: fctc2030@who.int

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