Topic: Obstacle To Development

EVENT: Communities Speak

Welcome to a one day conference organized by IOGT International on the margins of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. This much needed event aims to gather communities, community activists and organizations that seek to reduce drug use prevalence through evidence-based prevention and treatment activities rooted in a health and rights-centered approach…

EVENT: CSocD57 Side Event: Time To Deliver On Social Inclusion

The Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations, IOGT International and the International Federation for Family Development cordially invite to a UN Side Event and panel discussion at the 57th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) to discuss the role and potential of alcohol taxation to help reduce inequalities and promote social development…

PRESS RELEASE: Not A Love Story: Heineken In Africa

IOGT International welcomes the new book “Heineken in Africa” (first time published in English) and calls for stronger action to hold Big Alcohol accountable for pervasive Human Rights abuses…

NEWS: Ethiopia: Plans To Strengthen Alcohol Control

The parliament has formulated improvements to the country’s alcohol policy, tackling alcohol availability and marketing – two of the three WHO-recommended alcohol policy best buys. Presently, however, Ethiopia still does not have a coherent written national policy or action plan on alcohol control, according the 2018 WHO Global Alcohol Status Report…

REPORT: Analysis Of Suicide Mortality Between 1990 And 2016

Although the decrease in suicide mortality has been substantial during the period 1990 to 2016, if current trends continue, only 3% of 118 countries will attain the Sustainable Development Goals target to reduce suicide mortality by one third between 2015 and 2030…

NEWS: DR Congo: Heineken Billboards Glorify War

The multinational beer giant Heineken, the second largest beer producer in the world, has a long history of unethical marketing campaigns. Dutch newspaper NRC reports the latest marketing stunt that transgresses ethical boundaries comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo where Heineken-owned brand Primus launched a billboard campaign that glorifies war.
The gigantic billboards, many of them near roads, depict fighters lifting a rifle into the air. The Swahili caption reads: “This is our beauty.”…

NEWS: Rwanda: Heineken To Sell Beer Below $1

In a move designed to reduce retail prices and boost sales in Rwanda, East Africa and across the African continent, Heineken is starting local production sites. In Rwanda, the country’s biggest beer producer Bralirwa is set to commence Heineken production. Rwanda joins Nigeria, Namibia, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and Ethiopia as local producers of Heineken in Africa…

NEWS: Heineken Under Investigation For New Tax Scheme

Heineken Korea is under investogation for rigging prices to save tax.
The Korean subsidiary of the second largest beer producer in the world, Heineken International, is under investigation by the Korean customs authority for allegedly manipulating original import prices of its beer brands to lower tax. If found guilty of the charges, the tax scheme could mean a fine of more than 10 billion won ($8.9 million)…

BLOG: Big Alcohol Betting Big Bucks On Super Bowl

Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s largest beer producer, controlling every third bottle of beer sold in the world. AB InBev keeps making headlines with gigantic investments in alcohol promotions during major sports events, like the Fifa World Cup, the Super Bowl and other tournaments with global viewerships. This aggressive investment in brand promotion must be understood in direct connection to the beer giant’s performance on the stock markets and its ability to make shareholders happy. Here’s how it works…

NEWS: WHO Europe: 800 People Die Daily Due To Alcohol

Europe still faces massive challenges by the need to reduce the burden of alcohol. A new fact sheet present evidence and a clear case for urgent action. Levels of alcohol consumption, and harm attributable to alcohol, remain very high – causing about 800 deaths a day…