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The American Society of International Law (ASIL), the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), and ASH are hosting: Tobacco and International Law: Evaluating and Enforcing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:00-7:30 p.m. ASIL Headquarters, Tillar House (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW) The world’s first public health treaty, the Framework… Read the full article >

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On Our Way to Achieving the “Impossible”

When ASH first began its post-2015 UN development agenda campaign in 2013, it was perceived as nearly impossible to integrate tobacco control into the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), let alone the Financing for Development (FfD) process. At this point, we are on our way to checking both items off of our to-do list. In… Read the full article >

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We’re Almost There!

In the past two and half years, ASH has been working to ensure that tobacco control is included in the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are being created to set countries’ development agendas for the next 15 years. In the expiring UN Millennium Development Goals, tobacco control and NCDs were left out.… Read the full article >

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“We Have an Opportunity to Change History”

“Health must become a priority. The time is now,” said global tobacco control advocates in the Framework Convention Alliance video. They emphasize the importance of this year, 2015, and that leaders must raise their ambitions for humanity. They also encourage the general public to stand up and speak out. The global tobacco control community created… Read the full article >

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Progress in ASH’s Post-2015 Program

We’re almost there. This year, tobacco control was included in several key United Nations (UN) documents that will change our future. We know that mentioning tobacco control and tobacco control treaties in UN documents seems only natural, but in the last set of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), tobacco control and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were left… Read the full article >

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Big Tobacco Wants to do to Foreigners What it has Done to Americans

Those requirements have appeared in previous fast-track bills. They sound perfectly reasonable, right? Well, consider this: Australia is a party to the TPP and already has a free trade agreement with the United States. Under Australian law, cigarettes must be sold in “plain packaging.” Health warnings have to cover at least 75 per cent of… Read the full article >

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Tobacco Costs the World More than GDP of All Low Income Countries

“Tobacco use alone costs the world 1-2% of its GDP each year,” Helen Clark, administrator of the United Nations Development Program told the United Nations on July 11th. The world’s GDP in 2013 was nearly $75 trillion.  One percent of the world’s GDP makes the global cost of tobacco higher than the total GDP of… Read the full article >

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Live at the UN: Event Promotes Tobacco Control in Post-2015 Development Agenda

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)—which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS—form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and leading development institutions.  They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest.  The UN is now working with governments, civil society, and… Read the full article >

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Write to Ambassador Samantha Power

If you think tobacco control is an important issue and should be included in the post-2015 development agenda, use this template letter to send to US Ambassador Samantha Power. The letter explains the advantages of implementing tobacco control measures in order to achieve sustainable development. You can send this letter on behalf of your organization… Read the full article >

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Real Talk Tobacco

ASH has launched it’s video blog series to decode everything happening in the tobacco control public health field. From trade to development, you will soon be able to find your answer here as Shana Narula breaks everything down in Real Talk Tobacco (RTT). Real Talk Tobacco – FCTC Overview Real Talk Tobacco – Tobacco Trade… Read the full article >

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Post-2015 Development Agenda Will Have Ramifications for Years to Come

September is quickly approaching, which means New York City will soon be buzzing with excitement surrounding the start of the high-level meetings of the UN General Assembly’s 68th session, where the post-2015 development agenda will be a key focus of discussion. All of these events will serve as the next big step in the post-2015… Read the full article >

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Global Development Resources

  Action Agenda for Sustainable Development ASH Comments on GC Report ASH Comments on HLP Report ASH Comments on SDSN Report ASH: Tobacco A Barrier to Sustainable Development FCA’s Action Now! Global Agenda Page FCA’s UN Side Event on Tobacco Control and Post-2015 Video FCTC as a Global Development Priority Video Health in the Post-2015… Read the full article >

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