Topic: Social Justice

EVENT: 1st NCDs Youth Conference

After nine very successful European conferences on the topics of alcohol, tobacco control, youth health and social marketing for health promotion, the International Youth Health Organization (YHO) is arranging the 1st NCD Youth Conference. The conference takes place in Portorož, Slovenia on December 6 to 9, 2019…

NEWS: Week #47 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

The Week #47 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up contains alcohol policy updates about Finland and alcohol harm in workplaces, South Korea and new alcohol marketing regulation, Wales and the scheduled introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing, Ireland and new alcohol advertising bans, and latest initiatives to research health promotion taxation. Fresh science updates are about: New data on alcohol use and harm in OECD countries, a compelling analysis of the costs of alcohol in Sweden, analysis of the burden of “deaths of despair” in the United States, as well as an exploration of the impact of parental alcohol use on children. The Big Alcohol monitor exposes: Diageo’s strategy for market domination in India, why Big Alcohol opposes road safety measures in India, why a major Dutch bank has completely divested from the alcohol industry, and that Big Alcohol belongs to the top plastic polluters in the world. On our Global Voices Blog Portal, Kalle writes about new EU rules and what they mean for alcohol retail monopolies in Scandinavia. And in Upcoming events we alert you about GAPC 2020, and summerLEAHP 2020…

EVENT: summerLEAHP 2020

summerLEAHP 2020 is the second iteration of the world’s only international summer school for bright young minds interested in taking the lead in transforming student environments by addressing alcohol-related harm.
Providing a unique hub for youth leaders to develop and enhance their skills, knowledge and capacities in leadership, communication, and advocacy summerLEAHP empowers youth leaders to shape the norms and environments they study and live in to promote health, inclusion and opportunity for all.
summerLEAHP 2020 is a groundbreaking summer program driven by the students themselves in interactive sessions, facilitated by some of the world’s leading experts and activists in the fields of prevention, science, advocacy, communications, and leadership…

NEWS: Wales Parliament: Introduce MUP in 2020

The Welsh Parliament will be introducing minimum unit pricing (MUP) from 2020 after it was passed through the National Assembly. According to the new legislation alcohol can not be sold below the minimum price of 50p. Scotland was the first country in the world to bring in minimum unit pricing for alcohol in 2018…

MEMBER NEWS: UNF: Ranking Best Counties for Swedish Youth

UNF, the Swedish Youth Temperance Association, has released its latest report ranking the best counties in Sweden for young people to live and grow up in. Overall, 223 of 290 municipalities participated in the survey, which means a response rate of 77%. That is an increase compared to the previous year. 126 counties – or 56% – are found to be inadequate. 97 counties – 43% – are ranked as decent and 17 counties are graded as good – 7.6%).
n the new report, UNF makes 5 recommendations to leaders in the counties across Sweden, to improve the quality of leisure time activities and environments and to help increase young people’s chances to shape their own communities…

NEWS: Ireland: Alcohol Ads Near Schools Banned

Alcohol ads near schools are now banned in Ireland according to new legislation.
New laws to protect the Irish public from alcohol advertising come into effect in Ireland on November 12, 2019. The measures include a ban on outdoor alcohol ads, such as on public transport and around schools and playgrounds. Alcohol adverts on children’s clothing and in cinemas for films suitable for under 18s will also be banned…

NEWS: Urgent Call for Human Rights Guidance on Diets, Food Systems

180 leaders in global health and developed joined to make an urgent call for human rights guidance on diets and food systems on Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, and Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights…

REPORT: A Restrictive Alcohol Social Supply Law Change is Associated with Less Supply to Friends Under 18 Years

There was evidence of some early reductions in social supply in relation to the law change, in particular where the legislation aimed to have effect; specifically, less supply to friends under 18 years. We found no effect of the new law on parental supply. As quantities supplied are still very high, further policy restriction and public health interventions would be appropriate…

NEWS: France: Flavored Wine Tax Approved by the Senate

French MPs have approved creation of a higher tax for wines with extra flavouring. These include widely available Rosé Pamplemousse or White Pêche wines. Accordingly these wines can be taxed at the higher level of €3 per decilter of alcohol, which will add around €1.50 to the cost of a 75cl bottle…