OCTOBER 13—18, 2014
Moscow, Russia

Organizing Committee

By Order no. 79 of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation dated February 21, 2014, an Organizing Committee has been created and tasked with preparing and hosting the Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control as well as the First session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products (Organizing Committee).

Its goal is to ensure a smooth and organized the Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control on October 13-18, 2014 and the First session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products on October 20-22, 2014, both of which will be held in Moscow.

The Organizing Committee’s main goals and functions are as follows:

  • Facilitating coordination and interaction between federal executive authorities, executive authorities in Russian constituent territories, local authorities and organizations to ensure smooth and timely decision-making related to preparing and hosting the Conference and Meeting;
  • Facilitating interaction between the Russian Federation and the World Health Organization represented by the Convention Secretariat on issues related to preparing and hosting the Conference and Meeting;
  • Reviewing and resolving issues to ensure that the Russian Federation executes its duties to the Convention Secretariat to organize and host the Conference and Meeting;
  • Controlling the execution of various measures in preparation for the Conference and Meeting.

The Organizing Committee encompasses representatives from various structural departments of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation and federal executive authorities.

Members

Of the Organizing Committee in charge of preparing and hosting the Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control and the First session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

Dmitry Kostennikov State Secretary / Deputy Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation (Director of the Organizing Committee)
Oleg Salagay Deputy Director of the Department of International Cooperation and Public Relations within the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation (Deputy Director of the Organizing Committee)
Natalia Kostenko Deputy Director of the Department of Health Protection and Sanitary-Epidemiological Human Well-Being within the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation (Deputy Director of the Organizing Committee)
Lubov Lavrentyeva Leading Consultant at the Communication Projects division, the Department of International Cooperation and Public Relations within the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation (Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee)
Anna Grosheva Chief of the Communication Projects division, the Department of International Cooperation and Public Relations within the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Sergey Kozlov Director of the Administration and Human Resources Department within the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Yelena Talanova Chief of the Special International Projects division, the Department of International Cooperation and Public Relations within the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Natalia Khorova Director of the Financial Department within the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Marina Shevyreva Director of the Department of Health Protection and Sanitary-Epidemiological Human Well-Being within the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Pavel Yevseyev Director of the International Development division of the International Financial Relations Department within the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation (subject to approval)
Sergey Ivanov Deputy Director of the Head Office for Customs Clearance and Control within the Federal Customs Service (subject to approval)
Sergey Kanonuchenko Head of the Technical Assistance through the UN Branch at the Department of International Organisations within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (subject to approval)
Tatiana Klimova Assistant at the Branch for Developing the Economics of Healthcare, Physical Education and Sports within the Department of Economics of Social Development and Top-Priority Programmes in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (subject to approval)
Aleksandr Lednev Deputy Director of the Branch for Ensuring Public Order on the Streets and other Public Places in the Head Office for Ensuring Public Safety and Coordinating Interaction with Executive Authorities for Russian constituent territories within the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (subject to approval)
Anton Pleskov Assistant at the Branch for Forming a Unified Information System of the Department for Developing the Contractual System within the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (subject to approval)