Tagged: New York

NEWS: NYC: Coalition Demands Transit System Alcohols Ads Ban

A New York coalition (BAAFT – Building Alcohol Ad-Free Transit) is making a new push to do away with ads that promote alcohol in the metropolitan transit system in New York, managed by the MTA. A coalition of clergy and community activists joined with a city councilman to demand that the transit system be free from alcohol brand promotions…

NEWS: UN: Bold, New Steps Agreed To End AIDS

United Nations Member States agree to reach ambitious new targets by 2020, pledging to leave no one behind and end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. A bold, new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS has been adopted by Member States at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, taking place in New York, USA. The Political Declaration includes a set of specific, time-bound targets that must be reached by 2020 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

NEWS: UN To Scale Up NCDs Action

ECOSOC adopts resolution for UN to scale up action on NCDs. To accelerate action on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has adopted a wide-ranging resolution, sending a strong message to members of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on NCDs to reflect NCD-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in their work in countries…

BLOG: Celebrating International Women’s Day By Getting Ready For CSW60

Celebrating International Women’s Day in New York, because one day is not enough to tackle the massive challenges threatening women empowerment. And in just a few days time, the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women commences – where I will do my best to empower and inspire decision-makers…

NEWS: Ban: Illicit Drugs Impede Agenda2030

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns illicit drugs impede sustainable development, calls for every solution to be weighed. Illicit drugs promote violence, impede sustainable development, endanger communities and undermine people’s health, United Nations Secretary-Genera lBan Ki-moon warned, calling on the global community to weigh every option available to confront the issue…

BLOG: The IOGT Year 2015

As 2015 is winding down and we are gearing up for another, new year – a significant one for IOGT International – I want to spend a moment or two and reflect about the IOGT year 2015…

BLOG: Applause. Accountability. Action

Will the new SDGs‬ really leave no one behind or are there critical flaws in the Global Goals for Sustainable Development already visible?The achievement of 11 out of 17 goals will be impeded by the harm alcohol causes in the society. Because of that, looking at and aiming at reduction of alcohol use in the population is a justified and down to earth proposal to be implemented in the new Sustainable Development Agenda…