bebeempaquetadogenericoThe World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for nominations of individuals or organizations devoted to tobacco control to be honored as part of the 2016 World No Tobacco Day Awards. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, 30 March 2016. This year the awards are intended to highlight the work or actions related to plain packaging.

Who can be nominated

The nominee can be individual or collective (e.g. a nongovernmental organizations devoted to tobacco control) with an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the policies and measures contained in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and its guidelines, particularly in relation to the theme of the World No Tobacco Day this year: the plain packaging.


There will be a maximum of six World No Tobacco Day Awards per Region. Two of the awardees might be granted special recognition by means of a WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, 30 March 2016

How to submit a nomination

Nominations can be submitted by sending the "nomination form" to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), WHO Regional Office for the Americas, to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Publicity of call for nominations

WHO Headquarters will announce the awardees in the WHO Tobacco Free Initiative website 5 days before 31 May.