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1 The framework of mechanisms of assistance of the Conference of the Parties Convention Secretariat WHO FCTC

2 Article 26 of the WHO FCTC The COP workplan COP decisions: FCTC/COP1(13), COP2(10), COP3(19) and COP4(17) References and relevant documents

3 1. Assistance to Parties in implementing specific provisions of the Convention, with a particular focus on developing Parties Intercountry workshops Needs assessments Assistance to Parties to meet the needs identified Database of available resources Promoting the transfer of expertise and technology Mechanisms of assistance

4 2. Assistance in relation to reporting arrangements under the Convention Assistance to Parties in preparation and submission of reports (FCTC web page, step by step instructions, web- based forum, trainings – face to face, internet based, individual assistance) Feedback to all reporting Parties – after submission of reports Mechanisms of assistance (contd)

5 3. Assistance through coordination with intergovernmental organizations and other bodies United Nations Ad Hoc Interagency Task Force on Tobacco Control Integration the implementation of the Convention with UNDAFs South-South and triangular cooperation Knowledge networks and institutions Mechanisms of assistance (contd)

6 Integrate WHO FCTC into national health and development programmes and policies The Strategy of the Development of Samoa ( ) The Samoa Health Sector Plan ( ) National Tobacco Control Policy & Strategy ( ) Harmonization and alignment- Samoa example

7 Process directed by COP decisions COP1&2 called upon Parties to conduct needs assessments and the Secretariat to provide support to Parties to conduct needs assessments Pilot missions organized after COP3 COP4 adopted work plan which includes needs assessments Needs assessment

8 Request for assistance is sent by the Party Preparation of the country mission Joint needs assessment mission in the country Completion of mission report Follow-up (identifying priorities, compiling project plans, liaising with donors, implementation of projects) Stages of country assistance through needs assessments

9 Evaluates the status of implementation of all substantive articles Identifies implementation challenges, gaps and needs Formulates recommendations to address those gaps Elaborates a mission report The joint needs assessment mission in the country and the mission report

10 Conducted: Bangladesh, Jordan, Lesotho and Papua New Guinea (2009) Ghana, Guatemala and Moldova (2010) Bhutan, Fiji and Palau (2011) Samoa, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Kyrgyzstan, the Gambia (2012) Initiated or in preparation: Botswana, Afghanistan, Nepal Colombia, Iran, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Micronesia Missions

11 Database of available resources

12 At this time, 62 organizations have identified their areas of assistance N = 52 (84%) N = 49 (79%) N = 42 (68%) N = 31 (50%) N = 30 (48%) Top 6 areas of assistance

13 At this time, 61 organizations have identified the types of activities N = 52 (85%) N = 51 (84%)N = 48 (79%) N = 43 (70%) N = 36 (59%) Top 6 types of activities

14 Convention Secretariat


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