Tagged: Local Action

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…

BLOG: Closing Earlier = More Freedom

So the biggest political question in my hometown Gothenburg right now is if the bars and night clubs should be allowed to serve alcohol after 3 AM or not. All the scientific evidence, the police, the municipality officials, hospitals and people living close to pubs and bars are in favour of earlier closing hours. But strangely some youth associations of political parties stand together across the boundaries of different idelogical alliances and oppose the move to close Gothenburg pubs 2 hours earlier.
What’s their point? But the real question is: why does the party have to end, when the selling of alcohol ends? Party and alcohol are not the same, right?