Regular sessions of the Conference of the Parties (COP) are held every two years according to the Rules of Procedure of the COP.

COP8

The eighth session of the COP (COP8) was held in Geneva, Switzerland during October 2018 and adopted a series of decisions that will direct progress in the WHO FCTC over the next two years. You can access the decisions by clicking on the links below:
FCTC/COP8(1) Applications for the status of observer to the Conference of the Parties
FCTC/COP8(2) Election of the officers of Committees A and B
FCTC/COP8(3) Review of accreditation of nongovernmental organizations with the status of observer to the Conference of the Parties
FCTC/COP8(4) Code of Conduct and Declaration of Interest for the Members of the Bureau and the Regional Coordinators of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and on proposed measures preventing and addressing possible conflicts of interest at the Convention Secretariat
FCTC/COP8(5) Convention Secretariat’s fundraising strategies: Investment fund concept
FCTC/COP8(6) Relationship of the Convention Secretariat with other international entities
FCTC/COP8(7) Expression of appreciation to Dr Haik Nikogosian
FCTC/COP8(8) Appointment of the Head of the Convention Secretariat and renewal of the term of office
FCTC/COP8(9) Assessed Contributions
FCTC/COP8(10) Workplan and budget for the financial period 2020–2021
FCTC/COP8(11) Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the Parties
FCTC/COP8(12) Maximizing transparency of delegations from Parties and observers to the Conference of the Parties, its subsidiary bodies and other WHO FCTC meetings
FCTC/COP8(13) Hosting arrangements between the Convention Secretariat and WHO
FCTC/COP8(14) Coordination among the governing bodies of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
FCTC/COP8(15) Progress towards the entry into force of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
FCTC/COP8(16) Measures to strengthen implementation of the Convention through coordination and cooperation
FCTC/COP8(17) Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship: depiction of tobacco in entertainment media
FCTC/COP8(18) Strengthening synergy between the Conference of the Parties and the World Health Assembly
FCTC/COP8(19) Implementation of Articles 17 and 18 (alternative livelihoods and protection of the environment)
FCTC/COP8(20) Tobacco control in complex emergency situations
FCTC/COP8(21) Implementation of Articles 9 and 10 of the WHO FCTC (Regulation of contents and disclosure of tobacco products, including water pipe, smokeless tobacco and heated tobacco products)
FCTC/COP8(22) Novel and emerging tobacco products
FCTC/COP8(23) Election of the President and the five Vice-Presidents of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC
FCTC/COP8(24) Date and place of the Ninth regular session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC

COP7

The seventh session of the COP (COP7) was held in New Delhi, India during November 2016 and adopted a series of decisions that will direct progress in the WHO FCTC over the next two years. You can access the decisions by clicking on the links below:
FCTC/COP7(1) Applications for the status of observer to the Conference of the Parties
FCTC/COP7(2) Election of the officers of Committees A and B
FCTC/COP7(3) Credentials of participants
FCTC/COP7(4) Control and prevention of waterpipe tobacco products
FCTC/COP7(5) Tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship: depiction of tobacco in entertainment media
FCTC/COP7(6) Status of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (ITP)
FCTC/COP7(7) Impact assessment of the WHO FCTC
FCTC/COP7(8) Protection of public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry
FCTC/COP7(9) Electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic nonnicotine delivery systems
FCTC/COP7(10) Economically sustainable alternatives to tobacco growing (in relation to Articles 17 and 18 of the WHO FCTC)
FCTC/COP7(11) Implementation of Article 19 of the WHO FCTC: “Liability”
FCTC/COP7(12) Addressing gender-specific risks when developing tobacco control strategies
FCTC/COP7(13) Measures to strengthen implementation of the Convention through coordination and cooperation
FCTC/COP7(14) Further development of the partial guidelines for implementation of Articles 9 and 10 of the WHO FCTC (Regulation of the contents of tobacco products and Regulation of tobacco product disclosures)
FCTC/COP7(15) Process and methodology to conduct the performance evaluation for the current and subsequent Head of the Convention Secretariat
FCTC/COP7(16) Review of accreditation of nongovernmental organizations with the status of observer to the Conference of the Parties
FCTC/COP7(17) Review of accreditation of intergovernmental organizations with the status of observer to the Conference of the Parties
FCTC/COP7(18) Strengthening synergy between the Conference of the Parties and the World Health Assembly
FCTC/COP7(19) Relationship of the Convention Secretariat with other international entities: observer status
FCTC/COP7(20) Hosting arrangements between the Convention Secretariat and WHO
FCTC/COP7(21) Trade and investment issues, including agreements, and legal challenges in relation to the implementation of the WHO FCTC
FCTC/COP7(22) Amendment to the Workplan and Budget for the Financial Period 2016–2017
FCTC/COP7(23) Payment of the voluntary assessed contributions and measures to reduce Parties in arrears
FCTC/COP7(24) Workplan and budget for the financial period 2018–2019
FCTC/COP7(25) Convention Secretariat’s fundraising efforts and collaborative work
FCTC/COP7(26) International cooperation for implementation of the WHO FCTC, including on human rights
FCTC/COP7(27) Contribution of the Conference of the Parties to achieving the noncommunicable disease global target on the reduction of tobacco use
FCTC/COP7(28) Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC
FCTC/COP7(29) Delhi Declaration
FCTC/COP7(30) Election of the President and the five Vice-Presidents of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC
FCTC/COP7(31) Date and place of the eighth regular session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC