Progress continues towards COP6

Preparations for the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP6), which will be held in Moscow on 13-18 October 2014, are continuing to make progress.

A team from the Convention Secretariat, led by the Head of the Secretariat, Dr Vera Luiza da Costa e Silva, visited Moscow in July and met the Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, Dr Veronika Skvortsova.

The meeting with the Minister, on 23 July 2014, focused on preparations for COP6 and included remarks on the importance of the session and of tobacco control in general. Other colleagues from the Russian Government participated, and the Secretariat team also visited the venue of the COP and discussed technical and logistics matters with their counterparts.