Topic: IOGT

NEWS: Week #20 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

BLOG: Alcohol Prohibition In Bihar: A Policy Analysis

This blog post summarizes a policy analysis of the positive and negative effects of alcohol prohibition in Bihar, India…

NEWS: Week #19 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

WORLDWIDE WEEKLY ALCOHOL POLICY, SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome to our weekly carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates and Big Alcohol monitoring as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices…

PRESS RELEASE: Alcohol Use Projected To Keep Rising, Countries Fall Short Of Promise To Protect People

A new study projects rising alcohol consumption over the next decade. The latest findings indicate that the goals for reducing alcohol harm will remain out of reach. IOGT International emphasizes the severity of this trend and calls for urgent action…

EVENT: WHA72 Side Event: Health Promotion Through The Life Course

IFA, IFMSA and IOGT International cordially invite you to our WHA72 side event
HEALTH PROMOTION THROUGH THE LIFE-COURSE: A call to action to leave no one behind
Promoting health through the life course means to invest in prevention and to provide treatment and care services whenever and for whoever necessary. This side event explores the realities of adolescence and youth as well as older age in relation to NCDs risk factors. We will as well explore commonalities to foster synergies in a life course approach to health promotion. Finally, this side event will discuss solutions and their evidence-base that help promote health and quality of life among adolescents and older people.
The objective of this side event is to inform decision-makers about cost-effective, high-impact, evidence-based solutions that are available to protect and promote the health of youth and older people…

MEMBER NEWS: SDN Thailand: National Youth Camp

Stop Drink Network Thailand, a member of the IOGT International family held their National Youth Camp from 27th to 29th of May 2019. About 150 youth from all around the country participated in the camp. The camp created a platform to share their experiences in alcohol prevention. The youth also participated in different fun activities focused on building motivation, self development and cohesion between the youth…

MEMBER NEWS: Scandinavia: IOGT Movements Interview Author of Heineken in Africa

IOGT International members in Sweden and Norway have organized outstanding public events to discuss the findings and stories of the book “Heineken in Africa”, written by investigative journalist Oliver van Beemen.”Heineken in Africa” exposes with compelling evidence and stories the unethical practices of the Dutch beer giant Heineken. Heineken boasts that its presence on the African continent boosts development. After six years of research, journalist Olivier van Beemen provides a detailed investigations. The truth he uncovered is not a love story: Heineken is exploiting people, communities and countries in Africa…

MEMBER NEWS: BiH: CEM Exposes Alcohol Sales Law Violations

To check whether alcohol outlets adhere to the restriction on alcohol sales to minors, IOGT International member organization CEM, the Center for Youth Eduction, in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina conducted complaince test through mystery shopping. CEM sent an undercover customer – who was a minor under adult supervision – to 10 sales outlets in Travnik. Three of these sales facilities violated the law and sold alcohol to the minor…

MEMBER NEWS: Swedish IOGT-NTO Movement Criticizes Pension Fund’s Investment in Cannabis Industry

IOGT-NTO has expressed their objection to the recent move by the Swedish Pension Fund AP7 investing in two of the world’s largest cannabis companies. Investment into the two cannabis companies have taken place in funds where about half the Swedish population has holdings. This move was done despite the AP funds’ ethics council recommendation for AP funds to exclude companies which manufacture cannabis products. The investment by AP7 is even more serious as it has transgressed their own ethics… 

NEWS: WHO Europe: Calls for Stronger Action to Reduce NCD Deaths

WHO European High-level Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases which took place in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, on 9–10 April 2019, focused on achieving the target 3.4 –  reducing premature deaths from NCDs – of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WHO “best buys” – targeted policy interventions aimed at reducing the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – can be a game-changer for achieving target 3.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)…