Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Public Hearings on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Geneva, Switzerland
12-13 October 2000

The World Health Organization (WHO) conducted public hearings on the proposed WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on 12-13 October 2000. The hearings, a first in WHO's history, took place at the Geneva International Conference Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO received over 500 submissions to the Public Hearings on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Representatives of 144 organizations and institutions gave verbal testimony before the hearings panel. Among the testifiers were representatives of most major tobacco multinationals and state tobacco companies, as well as several tobacco farming groups along with a diverse range of public health agencies, women's groups, community based organizations and academic institutions.

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