Tagged: SDGs

NEWS: CSW61: Roadmap To Women’s Participation In Economy

UN Member States today committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital step to achieving sustainable development. This strong pledge to women’s economic empowerment came at the closing of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61)…

REPORT: Implementation Of Key FCTC Measures And Smoking Prevalence In 126 Countries

Implementation of key WHO FCTC demand-reduction measures is significantly associated with lower smoking prevalence, with anticipated future reductions in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality.

These findings validate the call for strong implementation of the WHO FCTC in the WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases 2013–2020, and in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 3, setting a global target of reducing tobacco use and premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by a third by 2030…

BLOG: Taxation In East Africa: Why Governments Need Alcohol Taxes

The Public good and public health approach needs to be recognized when considering alcohol taxation. The case of South Africa shows that evidence-based alcohol policy measures, like taxation, can help improve social well being and the economy…

NEWS: Bhutan: UN Mission Support To Curb NCDs

Reducing harmful alcohol use, and improving diet and nutrition in Bhutan were among key focus areas of the first joint mission to the country by the United Nations Interagency Task Force (UNIATF) on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)…

NEWS: CoA Week: Civil Society Open Letter

When home is the most dangerous place – millions of children are growing up in families with alcohol problems, but society is largely failing them…

Joint Letter: When Home Is The Most Dangerous Place

When home is the most dangerous place – millions of children are growing up in families with alcohol problems, but society is largely failing them…

NEWS: UNDP, WHO: Economic Case For NCDs Control

United Nations Development Program and World Health Organization Brief: Economic Case For NCDs Control
Within the UN Interagnecy Task Force on NCDs (UNIATF), a team of UNDP and WHO experts has produced a new advocacy brief. The brief is entitled: “NCDs – WHAT MINISTRIES OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NEED TO KNOW”…