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NEWS: Comprehensive Approach To Alcohol In SDGs Era

IOGT International together with the International Federation for Family Development used the opportunity to host a side event exploring a comprehensive approach to the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs…

NEWS: Joint Open Letter To Global Fund: 80+ Endorsements, Governments Speaking Out

Almost 70 civil society organisations have signed onto the joint open letter requesting that The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reconsider a partnership announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos with Dutch alcohol industry giant, Heineken…

NEWS: Children From Homes With Parental Alcohol Problems Need Help

In a powerful editorial, published in The Guardian, UK Member of Parliament Liam Byrne shares parts of his own story of growing up with a father who has alcohol problems and explores recent data on how children are affected – and what the conclusions must be…

EVENT: CSocD56 Side Event: Comprehensive Approach To Alcohol In SDGs Era

The International Federation for Family Development with IOGT International cordially invite to a UN Side Event and panel discussion at the 56th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56)…

OPEN LETTER: Joint Open Letter: Concern Regarding Global Fund Partnering With Heineken

Civil Society expresses deep concern about the Global Fund jeopardizing its important mission through new partnership with alcohol industry giant Heineken…

NEWS: England: Alcohol Industry Relies On Heavy Users

Nearly one-third of alcohol sold in England is being consumed by 4% of the population. The figure from Public Health England emerged during parliamentary debate on minimum unit price on alcohol…

REPORT: Commercial Influence In NCDs Control

There was also evidence of softening of language towards industry. Taxation of sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol were included as possible options in the draft version but dropped from the final version (only tobacco taxation remained)…

REPORT: Understanding The International Alcohol Control Study

The design of the International Alcohol Control (IAC) study is modelled on the International Tobacco Control study and aims to assess the impact of alcohol policies in different cultural and socio-economic contexts on policy-related behaviours (e.g. purchasing behaviour including time of purchase, price paid; social supply, alcohol marketing, driving under the influence of alcohol) and alcohol consumption…

REPORT: Significant Decline In Australian Teen Substance Use

A new study finds a significant decline in teen substance use, including alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. A mix of tighter laws and education programs targeted at schools and parents had contributed to this very positive development…