Tagged: Inequality

NEWS: UK: Cheap Alcohol Fuels Inequalities

The BBC reports that “alcohol-linked deaths are 54% higher in Scotland” than in the rest of the United Kingdom. NHS Health Scotland reports annually about the nation’s relationship with alcohol – compiling evidence on sales, price, consumption, deaths and hospital admissions data. The report highlighted tremendous inequalities…

NEWS: USA: Alcohol, Other Drugs Death Rate Triples

United States: Death rate from alcohol, other drugs, and mental disorders nearly triples since 1980
More than 2,000 US counties witnessed increases of 200% or more in the death rates related to use of harmful substances and mental disorders since, according to a new scientific study…

BLOG: Highlights From The European Alcohol Policy Conference

Rolf shares his two highlights and the two most remarkable discussions from the 7th European Alcohol Policy Conference, discussing how these two topics will shape the alcohol policy discussion in the future…

NEWS: New Booklet: 12 of 17 SDGs Impacted By Alcohol

New IOGT International booklet released: Alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals – Major obstacle to development.
Alcohol is an obstacle to achieving 12 out of 17 SDGs…

NEWS: 2016 Global Sustainable Development Report

At the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the United Nations have released an advanced unedited version of the 2016 Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR).
Building upon the 2014 and 2015 reports, the current report responds to the mandate from the Rio+20 Conference to contribute to strengthening the science-policy interface for sustainable development in the context of the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF)…

NEWS: Millennium Development Goals Final Report Launched

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

NEWS: State Of Inequality: Reproductive, Child Health

The new WHO report delivers both promising and disappointing messages about the situation in low- and middle-income countries. Within-country inequalities have narrowed, with a tendency for national improvements driven by faster improvements in disadvantaged subgroups. However, inequalities still persist in most reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health indicators…

BLOG: NCDs A Story Of Inequality And Injustice

The epidemic of NCDs clearly shows: our way of life is ruining our quality of life. We live in a fundamental contradiction of consuming us to ill-health, despair and even death. The story of NCDs is thus a story of vast inequalities and injustices. This story tells of a Western culture where norms we have constructed and the consumerism we indulge in is literally making us sick…