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March: second session of the technical working group. Document produced with provisional texts of proposed draft elements for the Framework Convention

March: WHO Director-General calls for public hearings on issues surrounding the Framework Convention

May: 53rd World Health Assembly calls for negotiations on the Framework Convention to begin

October: public forum hears cases made by the public health community, the tobacco industry, and farmers' groups; proceedings made publicly available

October: first session of the Negotiating Body. Ambassador Celso Amorim of Brazil elected as Chair. Work starts on preparing a Chair's text of the Framework Convention
 
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