Topic: IOGT

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…

EVENT: CSW62 Side Event: Empowering Rural Women

This side event will explore lessons from a story of transformational change in local communities and combine it with lessons from the perspective of a country’s effort to promote sustainable development with the help of alcohol policy solutions…

EVENT: CND61 (2018)

Commission on Narcotic Drugs The sixty-first session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND61)will be held at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), Wagramer Strasse 5, 1220 Vienna. The session will open on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Plenary Hall, on the first floor of the M-Building. The Committee of the Whole… Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: After Meeting, Concerns Remain About Global Fund And Heineken Partnership

The inappropriate partnership between the Global Fund and Heineken was the topic of discussion between Marijke Wijnroks, Interim Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and representatives of IOGT International, the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance, and NCD Alliance last Friday in Geneva. During the meeting the civil society representatives underscored concerns over the partnership expressed in a public letter on 1 February…