The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Date & time

Nov 29, 2005, 4:00-6:00 pm EST


A public symposium featuring Derek Yach, Professor of Global Health at Yale University, speaking on 'The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.' A reception for Professor Yach to follow the lecture.

This event is cosponsored by the UM Global Health Research Training Initiative (UM-GHRT), the Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS), the UM Michigan Tobacco Research Network (UM TRN) and the International Policy Center (IPC).

*This event formally opens the UM Global Health and Research Training Initiative.


Between 1995 and 2004, Professor Yach worked at the World Health Organization where he had responsibility for developing a new global 'Health For All' policy, adopted by all governments in May 1998 after two years of intensive consultation. He established the Tobacco Free Initiative and ensured that the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was accepted by governments, as well as placed chronic diseases and injuries higher on the agenda of governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.