Fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the WHO FCTC

27 February 2010 marked the fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the WHO FCTC. To commemorate this landmark development in public health, the Convention Secretariat organized a special event on Friday 26 February 2010 at WHO Headquarters in Geneva. Participants included representatives of the Parties to the WHO FCTC, observer organizations, international experts, individuals with special merit in the Framework Convention, and WHO staff.

The event started with a plenary session, followed by a round table session on the evolution and implementation of the Convention to date. During this event a publication on the history of the WHO FCTC was also launched.

The discussion covered accomplishments, challenges and expectations in regard to the implementation of the Convention.