Director-General

Special Award for World No Tobacco Day to Dr Ginés González García, Minister of Health of Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina
16 June 2005

Every year, the World Health Organization recognizes several people and organizations for their outstanding contribution to tobacco control.

These go to candidates who have played a decisive role and shown exceptionally strong leadership in this global effort.

It is my pleasure today to announce that Dr Ginés González García, Minister of Health, Argentina, is the person nominated to receive a Special Award for World No Tobacco Day. It is my honour to present him with this memento in recognition of the excellent work that he has done during the past year towards global tobacco control. It reflects in particular his success in continuing the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control process in Argentina.

Dr Gonzáles García, on behalf of all those whose lives will be saved by your efforts, thank you and congratulations.

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