November 23, 2017

Cyprus Signs Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis on 24 May 2004 signed on behalf of the Cyprus government the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control at the Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations.

The convention was adopted during the 56th Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) which took place during the 19-28 May in Geneva . The WHO Convention constituted the first multilateral legal framework for the control of tobacco and it is signed by 117 countries and has 16 parties. The instrument is open for signatures between the 30th June 2003 and 29th June 2004 at UN headquarters.