Letter to the Delegates of the 73rd World Health Assembly (2020)

15 May 2020Delegates of the 73rd World Health AssemblyUnited Nations HeadquartersGeneva, Switzerland To the Distinguished Delegates of the Seventy-third World Health Assembly: On behalf of civil societies working in tobacco control, we express our highest regard for your commitment and solidarity in addressing global health governance during a tremendously difficult time. We welcome the WHA draft […]

An Open Letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations (2020)

30 April 2020 Secretary General António Guterres UNITED NATIONS New York, NY 10027 Dear Secretary General Guterres: The tobacco control community stands with you in your commitment to overcome the challenges of COVID-19 towards “a more sustainable, inclusive and equitable economy, guided by our shared promise —the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” We applaud your […]

OECD Response Letter to STOP’s letter to the OECD Secretary General

Author: Gooch, A. Thank you for your letter to the OECD Secretary-General expressing your concerns about the invitation of Mary Katherine Brink from Philip Morris International to speak at a session on responsible lobbying during our annual Anti Corruption and Integrity Forum. We understand and appreciate your position with respect to the health impact of […]

STOP’s letter to the OECD Secretary General

20 March 2019 Angel Gurria Secretary-General Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Dear OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria: We, the leadership of STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog, write to express our grave concern that a Philip Morris International (PMI) executive is scheduled to speak in a session entitled “Responsible Lobbying: Aligning Profit for […]

Open Letter to Urge WHO Executive Board to Reject Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW)

28th January 2019 To the Director General and Executive Board of the World Health Organization, We write to you, as members of the global public health community, to express our grave concern at the attempt by the Philip Morris International-funded entity, Foundation for a Smoke Free World (FSFW), to pave the road for partnership with […]


TRACK AND TRACE SYSTEMS AND THEIR PROPONENTS: THE LINKS WITH THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY  From Complicity in Cigarette Smuggling to Promoting so-called Solutions The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (text here) will enter into force on 25 September 2018. It builds on Article 15 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO […]

United Nation Global Compact Integrity Policy Update

October 13, 2017 Source: United Nations Global Compact   Following a comprehensive integrity review as part of its new 2030 strategy and vision, the United Nations Global Compact has enhanced its policies and procedures to more closely align with the broader UN system. Effective 12 September 2017, the UN Global Compact will increase scrutiny of […]