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January: Revised Chair's text of the Framework Convention issued

February: Regional intersessional consultations held in preparation for the sixth session of the Negotiating Body

February-March: sixth and final session of the Negotiating Body, which agrees to transmit the Framework Convention text to the 56th World Health Assembly for consideration for adoption

May: 56th World Health Assembly unanimously adopts the Framework Convention

June: Framework Convention opens for signature (one year signature period)

July: World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Helsinki. Dr LEE Jong-wook the new Director-General of WHO, calls on all countries to quickly sign and ratify the Framework Convention
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