The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA

4097.0: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 1:06 PM

Abstract #36567

Role of NGOs in the development of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Antonia Jenny Foreit, MPH, International Programs, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 1400 I St. NW Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, 202 296-5469,

The participation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) as educators, advocates, and partners in the policy development process is continuously evolving. Their activities affect delegates, the treaty secretariat, and the activities of other NGOs, as well as media and public opinion. Using qualitative methodology, this paper examines NGO involvement in the process from the perspective of governments, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the NGOs themselves.

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    I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

    International Issues in Tobacco Control

    The 130th Annual Meeting of APHA