Topic: Sustainable Development

PRESS RELEASE: It’s Time To Deliver On Alcohol Control

Brand new WHO report on alcohol contains good news but paints overall gloomy picture.
The WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health, released today at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, shows some positive developments concerning alcohol harm and alcohol policy formulation and implementation but also clearly depicts that countries are falling short of their commitment to protect their people from pervasive alcohol harm…

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: WHO Released New ICD-11

WHO has released a new and updated version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The ICD is the foundation for identifying health trends and statistics worldwide, and contains around 55 000 unique codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death. It provides a common language that allows health professionals to share health information across the globe.
ICD-11, which has been over a decade in the making, provides significant improvements on previous versions…

NEWS: Bihar: Alcohol Control Boosts Development

Two new studies show that alcohol control in Bihar has resulted in positive economic and social development. After Bihar, …, introduced an alcohol ban analysis shows a reduction in criminal cases, increases in female empowerment, and increases in household spending on food and clothes, instead of harmful products like alcohol…

NEWS: Global Beer Giant Kirin Pays Myanmar Military

Amnesty International has called for an urgent investigation by Japanese authorities into payments that a subsidiary of the multinational brewing giant Kirin made to Myanmar’s military and authorities at the height of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya population in the fall of 2017…