Topic: IOGT

NEWS: South Africa: ‘Beer For Africa’ Campaign Averted

Following public condemnation of cynical exploitation of hunger to sell more beer with the now infamous “Beers for Africa” campaign, South African Breweries has given notice that it has decided to upend the campaign. After the advocacy success to avert such a cynical Corporate Social Responsibility campaign by an alcohol company that is owned by the world’s largest beer producer, civil society activists are now calling on the South African government to revisit stalled alcohol control legislation including the ban of alcohol advertising…

NEWS: EWEC Progress Report Omits Alcohol

Progress Report on the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health Omits Alcohol…

Massive Obstacle To Development – Alcohol Harm

HLPF 2017 Side Event: No less than 13 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are adversely impacted by alcohol. Pervasive alcohol harm causes poverty, ill-health and premature deaths, erodes economic productivity, threatens women’s empowerment and gender equality, contributes to unsafe public space and jeopardizes water and food security. What can we do about it?

NEWS: 13 SDGs, 52 Targets Affected By Alcohol

Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 52 out of the 169 targets that make up the 2030 Agenda. Additionally, alcohol negatively affects all three dimension of sustainable development: the social, environmental and economic dimension are all affected through alcohol’s pervasive public health, social and economic harms.
This shows a newly updated analysis into the links of the 2030 Agenda and alcohol-related harm, made by IOGT International…

BLOG: It’s In The Numbers: Alcohol An Obstacle To Development

13 Goals and 52 Targets. Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 52 out of the 169 targets. These numbers tell the story of alcohol’s massive burden on sustainable human development.
We have done the math. We have analyzed the 2030 Agenda, its goals and targets; and we’ve looked at the three dimensions of sustainable development: social, environmental and economic. The numbers are clear: alcohol is an obstacle to every singel dimension of development…

IOGT Members Help Birth West African Alcohol Policy Alliance

Civil society in West Africa is stepping up to tackle alcohol as obstacle to development and counter-act the aggressive push of multinational alcohol companies into the region’s countries. 10 civil society organization and one research center, from 6 countries, joined forces and formally established the West African Alcohol Policy Alliance (WAAPA). 6 of the NGOs are member organizations of IOGT International…

BLOG: Advocacy And Member Visit In Ghana

Brenda shares her impressions and some key lessons from her recent trip to visit our members in Ghana: “Alcohol adversely impacts 13 of 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is a heavy burden on progress in Africa. But it’s great to know we are rising, from every corner of the continent…”

Ghana: VALD Ask Government To Regulate Alcohol

Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), in partnership with IOGT International, has held a one-day civil society workshop in Accra, Ghana on Alcohol Prevention and Control aimed at appealing to the government to better prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in the country…