Glossary of terms used in the WHO FCTC
and its instruments

An inventory of terms and definitions contained in the Convention and the implementation guidelines, as foreseen in document FCTC/COP/5/14 considered at the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP), has been published.

The step-by-step instructions document, which accompanies the reporting instrument of the Convention, will also include this glossary as an annex.

The glossary is expected to further promote the use of the terms and their definitions contained in the Convention, the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, and the implementation guidelines adopted by the COP. The glossary is expected to be useful in the development of normative documents and implementation work by the Parties, such as the development of national legislation or tobacco control strategies and action plans.

The glossary will be updated regularly as and when new definitions emerge from the development of treaty instruments in the future.