Topic: Sustainable Development

BLOG: Big Alcohol Betting Big Bucks On Super Bowl

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s largest beer producer, controlling every third bottle of beer sold in the world. AB InBev keeps making headlines with gigantic investments in alcohol promotions during major sports events, like the Fifa World Cup, the Super Bowl and other tournaments with global viewerships. This aggressive investment in brand promotion must be understood in direct connection to the beer giant’s performance on the stock markets and its ability to make shareholders happy. Here’s how it works…

NEWS: WHO Europe: 800 People Die Daily Due To Alcohol

Europe still faces massive challenges by the need to reduce the burden of alcohol. A new fact sheet present evidence and a clear case for urgent action. Levels of alcohol consumption, and harm attributable to alcohol, remain very high – causing about 800 deaths a day…

NEWS: South Africa: Alcohol Source Of Road Crashes, Crime

South Africa: Alcohol Source Of Road Crashes, Crime At least 1500 deaths and thousands of injuries will result from road carnage this festive season in South Africa, according to Police Minister Bheki Cele. The Minister further explained that it’s the same police stations that report increasing rates of murders, attempted murders, rapes and domestic abuse as those… Read more »

NEWS: Tanzania: Alcohol Fuels NCDs Epidemic

As the Tanzanian government struggles to find solutions to effectively control Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), health experts highlight the role of alcohol and urge alcohol policy formulation and implementation in the country…

NEWS: Cameroon Increases Alcohol Taxes

The Cameroonian government has issued the new Finance Act 2019, in it providing for an increase in alcohol prices as of January 15, 2019…

NEWS: Turkey Raises Alcohol Tax By 13.5%

Turkey has raised consumption taxes on alcoholic beverages by 13.5% in 2019. An average 70 cc bottle of the anise-flavored traditional alcoholic drink rakı will be subject to 79.86 liras ($ 15) of tax, it said, while the tax on a 50 cc can of beer has gone from 4.59 lira to 5.21($ 0.98) lira. The tax increase follows a 15.5% price hike in alcohol fees in July…

NEWS: IOGT: Top 4 Blog Posts 2018

In 2018 the IOGT International Global Voices Blog Portal generated outstanding texts. The top four blog posts show the range of topics covered, and they show which issues resonated with a global audience. Here’s the top 4 list for your overview…

BLOG: Our 2018 Best Nine And The Stories They Tell

Choosing nine out of 266 Instagram posts means to leave out crucial events, brilliant people and beautiful moments. And as I scrolled through our posts I felt tremendous happiness about our work, thankfulness for all the dedication, and pride for the impact our work had in 2018. It’s breathtaking to see, remember and be part of it…

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…