Partner Organisations

1. National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA)

NATA (www.gov.nata.lk) is the authorised government body that oversees the legal aspects of tobacco and alcohol control activities in Sri Lanka. It is responsible at the national level for enactment and monitoring of implementation of NATA act, the legal framework that guides tobacco and alcohol control in Sri Lanka.

Partnership with NATA improves the access to the information sources and also improves the feasibility of conversion of generated knowledge into policies and actions.

2. Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Expert Committee of Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA)

This is a subcommittee of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (www.slma.lk), the oldest professional association of the medical professionals in Sri Lanka as well as in the Asia. The subcommittee comprises of medical practitioners from various disciplines who are interested and active in the field of prevention of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use in Sri Lanka.

3. Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC)

ADIC (www.adicsrilanka.org) has been engaged in tobacco, alcohol and other drug use prevention activities for around three decades, continuously monitoring the tobacco industry and designing strategies to counterattack and expose tobacco industry interferences. ADIC closely works with NATA, SLMA and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in this regard.

4. International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)

For nearly 100 years, The Union has drawn from the best scientific evidence and the skills, expertise and reach of its staff, consultants and membership in order to advance solutions to the most pressing public health challenges affecting people living in poverty around the world.

And for the last decade The Union has been working with governments and civil society around the globe providing technical assistance to help introduce and implement policies that are proven to reduce tobacco use – and the disease and poverty it causes. Since 2007 we have worked in more than 50 countries impacting two-thirds of the world’s smokers. Our tobacco control work is founded on the WHO FCTC and supported by the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use.

5. The Convention Secretariat

The Convention Secretariat is a global authority concerning the implementation of the WHO FCTC. It also works to promote the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Its main functions aim at supporting the Parties in fulfilling their obligations under the Convention its protocols and guidelines, providing the necessary support to the Conference of the Parties (COP), the governing body of the WHO FCTC, and translating the decisions of the COP, into programme activities.

The Convention Secretariat is an entity hosted by the World Health Organization in Geneva and cooperates with relevant departments of WHO and other competent international organizations and bodies, and non-governmental organizations accredited as observers to the Conference of the Parties.

The work of the Secretariat is governed by Article 24, as well as by the Rules and Procedure and decisions of the COP. The Convention Secretariat has its own workplan and budget, and reports to the Conference of the Parties on its implementation.