The first session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Day 7 - Tue, 14 February
Today Guatemala became full Contracting Party to the WHO FCTC.
Also, Serbia and Montenegro deposited their instrument of ratification on 8 February 2006.
The rules of procedure for the COP should be finalized today and will be produced as a report of Committee B for release tomorrow morning.
Work on the establishment of a permanent secretariat is progressing after the creation of an informal working group convened to draft terms of reference to forward the process of reaching consensus on this key issue of the agenda.