Topic: Sustainable Development

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…

NEWS: Ireland: Alcohol Bill No Trade Barrier

The Irish government has defended its proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and denied that a potential reduction in alcohol sales was a barrier to trade in a submission to the European Commission…

NEWS: Latvia: Alcohol Taxes Boost Culture

The Latvian government is set to revive a tax system that collects revenue from taxing alcohol, tobacco and gambling at higher rates to fund its State Culture Capital Foundation. New taxes will be introduced in order to raise much-needed revenue for culture across the country…

EVENT: UNGA73

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) will open on 18 September 2018. UNGA73 will comprise three high-level meetings, on global peace, on the fight against tuberculosis and on the review of progress towards the prevention and control on non-communicable diseases…