Tagged: Local Action

NEWS: Indiana, US: How Big Alcohol Lobbies Locally

The State of Indiana is planning to revise the state’s alcohol code. To that end a new panel, the Alcohol Code Revision Commission, has been created to make recommendations about how to change Indiana’s retail rules on alcohol sales. The alcohol industry is spending money to sway commission members, even though this type of influencing is formally banned…

NEWS: South Africa: ‘Beer For Africa’ Campaign Averted

Following public condemnation of cynical exploitation of hunger to sell more beer with the now infamous “Beers for Africa” campaign, South African Breweries has given notice that it has decided to upend the campaign. After the advocacy success to avert such a cynical Corporate Social Responsibility campaign by an alcohol company that is owned by the world’s largest beer producer, civil society activists are now calling on the South African government to revisit stalled alcohol control legislation including the ban of alcohol advertising…

BLOG: Towards Alcohol Laws In Gulu: Low Hanging Fruit?

Armed with the collection of our community’s stories about the impact of alcohol, we sat outside the office of Gulu’s District Chairperson. We waited amongst a mixed assortment of people: three Ugandan men in fancy suits, an Indian man clutching some business cards, a woman in a frayed skirt and bare feet…

NEWS: San Francisco: Community Partnership For Alcohol Control

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has worked strategically with community partners in the San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership (SFHIP) to enact high-impact policies, such as banning sugar-sweetened beverages from hospitals, to improve public health and reduce health inequities in the city, according to a new study…

NEWS: Local UK: Calls For Alcohol TV Ads Watershed

Local England: Law makers are calling for a watershed on alcohol TV ads to protect kids
Law makers across Greater Manchester are calling for alcohol adverts on TV to be banned before 9pm as alcohol-related hospital admissions soar. Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 2.8 million. It encompasses one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom…

NEWS: New UN Toolbox: Localizing SDGs For Cities

This new website and toolbox is a joint project of UN Habitat, the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, and the United Nations Development Program.
The Toolbox seeks to raise awareness of the SDGs among local and national actors. It aims to improve their knowledge of the 2030 Agenda, familiarise them with the implications, opportunities and challenges in localizing it, and urge stakeholders to fully realise their crucial role…