Regional meeting on implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Budapest

On 18 March 2014, the European Regional Meeting on Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) was officially opened. The agenda included updates on regional treaty implementation activities and treaty work globally, reporting under the Convention, the status on a protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products, as well as country updates on WHO FCTC implementation.

The event was organized by the secretariat for the WHO FCTC and WHO/Europe, in close collaboration with the government of Hungary. It gathered representatives from 43 Member States, international organizations and civil society.