Message from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India welcomes the participants and delegates of the Seventh Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), scheduled from 7 November to 12 November, 2016 at India Expo Mart Ltd., Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

The WHO FCTC is the world’s first public health treaty provides a new legal dimension for international cooperation in healthcare in combating the tobacco epidemic. This is considered to be one of the most widely embraced treaties in the history of WHO and the United Nations.

India has been working towards bringing together and advancing global co-operation and awareness of the WHO FCTC. COP7 will be a significant push for universal health and well-being, and your participation will enhance the value of the event.

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare through their dedicated COP7 Coordination Office in India with committed team of officials and partners intends to make this event not only memorable but also joyous one. For this, we sincerely look forward to your active participation and response.

The fabric of Indian culture woven with custom and tradition is quite enchanting and attracts travelers across the world to visit India to experience the uniqueness of India which lies in unity in its immense diversity along with the core values of Indian civilization. The land of the Maharajas with a culture and heritage and accompanied with mystique promise to make your visit to the COP7 India mesmerizing and would imprint an indelible experience.

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India welcomes you to India with an abiding belief in ‘vasudhaivakutumbakam’ which means ‘the world is one family’. We promise you an unforgettable time while you are here with an unbelievable array of experiences. We will be enriched by your participation, and we know that you too will be enriched.