The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control an Accelerator for Sustainable Development

May 26, 2017

In line with the 2030 Agenda and the HHD strategy 2016-21: Connecting the Dots, UNDP and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) Secretariat have produced this Discussion Paper to support Parties to the Convention, development partners, civil society, academia and other stakeholders to accelerate tobacco control and sustainable development in an integrated manner. The paper documents how strengthened implementation of the WHO FCTC interacts with other SDG targets. Long-considered a priority primarily for the health sector, tobacco control can accelerate sustainable development across its social, economic and environmental dimensions. Recommendations are provided to help integrate tobacco control into broader SDG implementation efforts at national and local levels, and to strengthen policy coherence.

Under the five-year FCTC 2030 project funded by the United Kingdom, UNDP is partnering with the WHO FCTC Secretariat to help strengthen WHO FCTC implementation in low- and middle-income countries.

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