Guidelines for implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Article 7 of the Convention requests the Conference of the Parties (COP) to propose guidelines for the implementation of the Convention. Guidelines cover a wide range of provisions of the Convention and aim to assist Parties in meeting their obligations under the Convention.

The guidelines which are developed through a wide consultative and intergovernmental process established by the COP are acknowledged by the Parties as a valuable tool in the implementation of the Convention.

Seven guidelines have been adopted so far by the COP covering provisions of 8 Articles of the Convention: Articles 5.3, 8, 9 and 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14.

Work on additional guidelines is still in progress through working groups established by the COP.