NEW DELHI, 12 November 2016 – Parties to the global tobacco control treaty now possess the
outline of a path toward faster implementation at country level of the lifesaving measures in
the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control*, despite mixed results from six days of
The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)
meets every two years. Known as COP7, this week’s meeting brought together the 180 Parties
to the FCTC, which represent nearly 90 percent of the world’s people.