COP7 to be hosted by India for the first time
Q. Which edition of the Conference of Parties will be hosted by India?- Published on 07 Nov 16
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI will be hosting the COP7.
- The Conference of Parties will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda.
- Conference will be held at Greater Noida’s District Gautam Buddha Nagar UP.
- This is the first occasion that a COP meeting is being held in India.
- GoI has a strong commitment to increase international cooperation and awareness of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control internationally and in the SE Asian region.
- Delhi Declaration for supporting measures to combat tobacco control will also be framed at COP7.
- The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control is the first international evidence based public health treaty.
- The rights of people to the highest standard of health has been recognised.
- The treaty was developed by nations in response to the globalisation of the tobacco epidemic.
- Currently, there are 180 parties to the convention.
- India has ratified the public health treaty in 2005.
- It was the 7th nation to ratify the convention.
- The treaty was ratified on 27th February by India; the nation is now obligated to comply with the treaty provisions and guidelines to reduce tobacco consumption internationally.
- India has provided the leadership role in the negotiations of FCTC and was a regional coordinator for the SE Asia region.
- COP is the governing body of the WHO FCTC and is comprised of the Parties to the Convention.
- It keeps under regular review of the implementation of the convention.
- COP ensures decisions are in place to promote effective implementation.
- It may also adopt protocols, amendments and annexes to the Convention.
- COP conference is held once every 2 years.