Topic: Democracy

NEWS: IOGT World Congress Declaration

69th IOGT World Congress urges governments to make alcohol policy the priority it should be and calls for Framework Convention on Alcohol Control.
42 countries, 77 delegates and 320 participants all together took part in the 69th session of the IOGT International World Congress. Together they issued the following declaration…

REPORT: The How: Message For UN High-Level Meeting On NCDs

This September’s UN General Assembly high-level meeting (HLM) on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) provides a strategic opportunity to propel the response—from “where do we want to be” to “how do we get there”…

NEWS: Ireland: Alcohol Bill No Trade Barrier

The Irish government has defended its proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and denied that a potential reduction in alcohol sales was a barrier to trade in a submission to the European Commission…

NEWS: Latvia: Alcohol Taxes Boost Culture

The Latvian government is set to revive a tax system that collects revenue from taxing alcohol, tobacco and gambling at higher rates to fund its State Culture Capital Foundation. New taxes will be introduced in order to raise much-needed revenue for culture across the country…

EVENT: UNGA73

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) will open on 18 September 2018. UNGA73 will comprise three high-level meetings, on global peace, on the fight against tuberculosis and on the review of progress towards the prevention and control on non-communicable diseases…

NEWS: Highlighting Alcohol As TB Risk Factor

IOGT International is participating at the United Nations in the Interactive Civil Society Hearing on the fight against tuberculosis to highlight alcohol as major risk factor for tuberculosis and promote alcohol policy best buy measures as part of the solutions to help end TB…

EVENT: WHA71 Side Event On Alcohol Policy

The side event will provide state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding about the global burden of alcohol harm, es- pecially considering the epidemics of TB and NCDs – which are high on the political agenda.

Secondly, we will outlineco-benefits of addressing alcohol as cross-cutting risk factor, for example in promoting health for all and achieving universalhealth coverage.

Thirdly, this side event will serve to present inspiring stories of concrete solutions being implemented both by countries and civil society. And last but not least, this side event will discuss ways forward in 2018 and beyond to reduce the global burden and help achieve other overarching goals, like ending TB, beating NCDs, mobilizing a commitment to UHC and achieving health for all and reaching the SDGs…