Brazil has a history of a successful tobacco control policy and is internationally recognized for the implementation of measures advocated by the international public health treaty, the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Brazil participated in all Conference of the Parties (COP) sessions held every two years. CONICQ (the National Commission for the Implementation of the FCTC) has always responsibly carried out its role of national and international articulation to support the advancement of FCTC measures, as well as of advising, discussing and preparing instructions for the official position of the Brazilian delegation at COPs.
This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time, the COP is being held virtually. Also, for the first time, the Executive Secretariat of CONICQ was left out of the Brazilian delegation. The official list1 released by the Secretariat differs from the participants list available at the COP9 App and at the Zoom sessions (the official platform of the event). The absence of representatives from the Executive Secretariat of CONICQ and other members on the 1st and 2nd days of COP9 is notable. READ MORE ENGLISH / SPANISH