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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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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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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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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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