Seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC, 7-12 November,2016, Noida, India

The Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (COP7) was held on 7–12 November, 2016 at Greater Noida, India. The Region hosted a COP session when the tobacco control initiatives are facing various challenges at the national, regional and global level. The South East Asia Region has high burden of tobacco use. The hosting of Seventh Session of the COP provided enormous opportunity for the entire Region to enhance tobacco control agenda and policies to the advantage of SEAR Member States. Various agenda items of COP7 required strong regional position and consensus among the Parties to the convention in SEAR.