Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

ECOSOC 2006 Substantive Session

In line with the Economic and Social Council resolution 2004/62, the Secretary-General's report on the activities of the UN Ad Hoc Inter-Agency Task Force on Tobacco Control will be presented at the 2006 Substantive Session of ECOSOC. The report will be presented during the General Segment of the Session which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on 18-27 July 2006. The report focuses on specific areas of concern for tobacco control where inter-agency collaboration can be important, including exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, the link between tobacco and poverty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), the development of a protocol to curb illicit trade in tobacco products and the issue of corporate social responsibility and the tobacco industry.

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