Topic: IOGT

NEWS: WHO: Global Safety Conference Recognizes Alcohol

WHO: Global Safety Conferences recognizes alcohol as leading cause of accidents, injuries, violence, harm and calls for WHO to be role model in promoting health…

PRESS RELEASE: WHO Launches SAFER Alcohol Control Initiative To Curb Alcohol Harm

The World Health Organization (WHO) today released SAFER, a new initiative and technical package outlining five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences.
SAFER is the newest WHO-led roadmap to support governments in taking practical steps to accelerate progress on health, beat noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) through addressing the harmful use of alcohol, and achieve development targets…

EVENT: Alcohol Policy Side Event – UNGA 3rd High-Level Meeting On NCDs

The harmful use of alcohol is a major risk factor for NCDs and an obstacle to sustainable development in High-, Middle and Low-Income countries. Alcohol-related harm is fueling the vicious cycle of poverty, ill-health and inequalities affecting people, families, entire communities and populations. With the WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol and with harmful use of alcohol as an important factor in both the NCD agenda and in Agenda 2030; now is the time to scale up global support for actions at all levels to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm…

OPEN LETTER: For A Comprehensive Alcohol Law To Promote Health And Development In Vietnam

Open Letter In Support Of Comprehensive Alcohol Law To Promote Health, Development In Vietnam
69th IOGT International World Congress expresses solidarity with people of Vietnam and strongly supports alcohol policy efforts in open letter to Prime Minister, Health Minister, and National Assembly Chair…

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”…

BLOG: We Care

These are times when our political leaders work to divide us and separate us by spreading lies and fears and hatred about different groups of people, instead of looking for true solutions to real problems. These are troubling times, when opinions are taken for facts, when talking points have replaced dialogue, when shouting is more important than listening, when corporate interests drown out people’s needs, when ideology trumps reality, when respect has become weakness and when truth has become an afterthought.

In times like this, it can be hard to feel hope and to see where change should come from. I believe, the starting point for change is to resist giving up and retreating, and instead stand firm by saying:

I care. We care. Let’s go…

NEWS: Sugar, Tobacco, Alcohol Taxes (STAX) Help Achieve SDGs

In a new Lancet Comment, IOGT International President Kristina Sperkova has joined colleagues from other leading institutions and global health leaders in calling for a more integrated approach and action on sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes (STAX) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals…

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…