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World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization, Programme on Substance Abuse, No. 96.6: Programme on Substance Abuse

By Ruth Roemer, J. D.

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Title: World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization, Programme on Substance Abuse, No. 96.6: Programme on Substance Abuse  
Author: Ruth Roemer, J. D.
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Publisher: World Health Organization

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J. D, R. R. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; World Health Organization, Programme on Substance Abuse, No. 96.6. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.cc/


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I. INTRODUCTION I. In response to t11c global ~obaccoc pidcmic, the Forty-eighth World Hcalth Assclnbly adopted WHA4X. 11, whicb inter olio, requests tlrc Diucctor-(icnaal to report to thc Forty-nintli World Ilcallll Asscrnbly on the feasibilily of dcvcloping an lntcrnational instmmcnt for tobacco control (Anncx I). On 30 Novcmbcr 1995, the Director- Gcncriil subrnittcd his rcport, Thc Ccasibility of dcvclopillg r u in tcrnalionili nstrurncnt Cor tobacco control, to Lhc Niocy-scvcltShc ssion of thc Excculivc Board (Anncx 1A). On 23 January 1996 tile Executive Board oCtlic World Hcalth Orgmlization adopted the ibllowing rcsolution (EB97.RS). An intcmational framework convention for tobacco control The Executive Board. Having considcrcd the Diroctor-General's rcport on thc Ccasibility of dcvcloping an international instnmcnt for lobacco corlrol'. RECOMMENDS to thc FolpnnlhW orld Hcalth Asscmbly the adoption of thc following rcsolulion: 'The Forty-ninth Wor,ld Hcalth Asscmbly, Kccalling resolutions Wf-IA29.55, WHA31.56, WHA33.35, WHA39.14, WHA43.16 and WHA45.20, all calling for comprclcnsivcr,n ul~iscctoral,l ong-tcm tobacco conlrol stratcgics; Noting with siltisfaction thai lhc Uil-cctor-Gcncml has prepared a rcpon on the feasibility of dcvcloping intcrnationill ilistrurrcnlsf or tobacco control, as rcqncstcd by resolulion WHA48. I I, and lhat this rcpolt concludes that thc dcvclopmmt of such inslmmcnts is fcasiblc,

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TABLE OF CONTENTS I . INTRODUCI'ION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I An international frarncwork convention for tobacco conk01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Urgent nced for an international instrunlcnt for tobacco control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 WHO'S icadcrshiy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Necd [or stronger action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 II . CONTENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Scicnce basc for an intcrnational instrumcnl for tobacco control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Political fcnsibility of an international instmnent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5. Scope of an inlcmalional instnunent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 111 . LEGAL AUTHORITY OF WHO AND THE UNTO DEVELOP INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Legal auihority of WHO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Legal authority ofthc UN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 IV . OPTIONS FOR AN INTERNATPONAI, INS'I'RIIMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I I Inlroduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Non-binding inslnuiienls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I I Intcrgovcmnental resolutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I I Comnrcnls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Intcrgovcmncntal codcs of condr~cl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Comnlcnts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Legally binding insttumcnts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Co~nprehcnsivetr eatics or conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 6 Convention-protocol approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Conimcnts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 International rcgulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I7 Comn~cnt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 8 Relation to existing tradc ngrccrnonts orgnnizittion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 V . IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Role of WHO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 

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