India to host Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties


Posted on:04 Nov 2016 17:56:17

India to host Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties
04 November 2016 Current Affairs: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, will be hosting the Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties (COP7). The Conference will be inaugurated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare.

The Conference will be held from 7 November to 12 November 2016, at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, District Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.

It is the first occasion that a Conference of Parties meeting is being held in India. It signals a strong commitment of the Government of India to increase international co-operation and awareness of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) globally and especially in the WHO South-East Asia Region. The Conference will lead into Delhi Declaration for supporting measures for tobacco control.

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control  : The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is the first global evidence-based public health treaty.It recognises the right of all people to the highest standard of health.

The Treaty was developed by countries in response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic. There are currently 180 Parties to the Convention.

 India has been the forerunner in ratification of the public health treaty and was the 7th Country to ratify the Convention in 2004. India ratified the treaty on 27th February 2005 and is therefore obligated to comply with the treaty provisions and its guidelines to reduce tobacco consumption globally. India provided a leadership role in the negotiations of FCTC and was also the Regional Coordinator for the South-East Asia Region.

Conference of Parties : The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the Governing Body of the WHO FCTC and is comprised of all Parties to the Convention.

 It keeps under regular review the implementation of the Convention and takes the decisions necessary to promote its effective implementation. It may also adopt protocols, annexes and amendments to the Convention.The regular sessions of COP are held at two yearly intervals.

 


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