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Abu Dhabi: Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control

The award ceremony attributing 'Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control' was held on the second day of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi. Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched the joint Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund to support developing countries passing tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with the industry giants.

Abu Dhabi: Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control
Omani sand artist Shayma al Mughairy performs on stage during the award ceremony attributing 'Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control' on the second day of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health on March 18, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched the joint Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund to support developing countries passing tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with the industry giants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Abu Dhabi: Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg gives a speech during a ceremony to attribute 'Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control' on the second day of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health on March 18, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched the joint Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund to support developing countries passing tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with the industry giants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Abu Dhabi: Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control
World Health Organization's Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Ala Alwan, delivers a speech during the official opening of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi, on March 17, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
Abu Dhabi: Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control
Representative of Philippines' Department of Health and Department of Finance receive a 'Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control' from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) during an award ceremony on the second day of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health on March 18, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched the joint Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund to support developing countries passing tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with the industry giants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Abu Dhabi: Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control
A representative of Russia's Interregional Confederation of Consumer Protection Societies (KONFOP) receives his 'Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control' from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) during an award ceremony on the second day of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health on March 18, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched the joint Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund to support developing countries passing tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with the industry giants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Abu Dhabi: Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control
A representative of Uruguay's Ministry of Health (R) receives his 'Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control' from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) during an award ceremony on the second day of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health on March 18, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched the joint Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund to support developing countries passing tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with the industry giants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Abu Dhabi: Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control
Andriy Skipalskyi (R), Chairman of the Board of Life Regional Advocacy Center, a Kiev-based nonprofit NGO receives his 'Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control' from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) during an award ceremony on the second day of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health on March 18, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched the joint Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund to support developing countries passing tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with the industry giants. (AFP/Getty Images)
Abu Dhabi: Philanthropies Award for Global Tobacco Control
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg gives a speech during a ceremony to attribute 'Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control' on the second day of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health on March 18, 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched the joint Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund to support developing countries passing tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with the industry giants. (AFP/Getty Images)