On World Day Against Child Labour, we renew our call to German policymakers to enforce children's rights at the beginning of the supply chain. We also appeal to the German government to support alternatives to tobacco cultivation.
Our commitment to human rights and tobacco control in 2020: With the support of partners from the Global South, we have been particularly committed to children's and women's rights and have come a step closer to our vision of a tobacco-free world.
A new law to extend the ban on tobacco advertising was long overdue, but has been blocked by the CDU/CSU in recent years. Now the parties have given up their resistance and agreed to a bill in the German parliament. The new law will come into force gradually from 2021.
Press release for World No Tobacco Day 2020: 19 civil society organisations working on public health, sustainable development and children's rights turn to the UN CRC and criticizes the impact of deficient tobacco control in Germany.
What you can win: A ticket to see Tom Hiddleston, Charly Cox and Zawe Ashton in Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London on 27 May 2019. The show is sold out and the ticket is worth more than £100.
A German documentary shows: Cigarette butts not only harm the health of people, but also the health of the planet. Few people know, cigarette butts are hazardous, toxic waste. Unfairtobacco Director Sonja von Eichborn has been interviewed for this film.
New analysis exposes how the tobacco industry uses the SDGs in a broad strategy to circumvent regulation. The paper also discusses corporate engagement in the SDGs in general and features a case study on the finance sector.
Governments have the duty, as well as the right, to protect their citizens from the tobacco industry because the continued production and marketing of tobacco products violates rights from seedbed to butts, including child labor, workers' rights and the human rights to health and life.
The Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network (HRTCN) this year conducts a pre-conference to the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, South Africa, to highlight the links between tobacco control and human rights. Register now.
Press release of the Framework Convention Alliance: On 1 November 2017, delegates of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will be asked to vote to extend their partnership with the tobacco industry. This proposal comes despite recommendations from the UN Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC).
In a ceremony at the European Parliament on 31st May, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized our longtime work for sustainable development and tobacco control with a World No Tobacco Day Award 2017.
Last year, we intensively worked on the impact of tobacco growing and tobacco use on a social, economic and ecological sustainablility. We showed how tobacco control can contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
15 Years have gone by since the Millennium Summit. Ten days from today the UN Sustainable Development Summit will kick off. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) shall be replaced by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The World Conference on Tobacco or Health has brought many new ideas, giving renewed impetus to the work of Unfairtobacco.org. The only drawback was that the conference declaration failed to make an important statement of solidarity towards tobacco farmers.