Tagged: Addis Ababa

NEWS: Financing Development Report ’19 Includes Alco Tax

The United Nations (UN) Task Force on Financing for Development recently released the Financing for Sustainable Development Report (FSDR). The report warns mobilizing sufficient financing is still a major challenge for realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Alcohol was only included in the best practices example of Chile and misses the opportunity address alcohol taxation more substantially…

BLOG: The IOGT Year 2015

As 2015 is winding down and we are gearing up for another, new year – a significant one for IOGT International – I want to spend a moment or two and reflect about the IOGT year 2015…

BLOG: Why Alcohol Taxes Will Not Finance Development Post-2015

Reflections from Addis Ababa and the financing for development conference: why was alcohol taxation not taken up, despite the scientific evidence and the fact that alcohol is a major obstacle to development…

NEWS: FfD3: Countries Reach Historic Agreement

Countries have agreed on a series of bold measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges at the United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, being held in Addis Ababa. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, provides a foundation for implementing the global sustainable development agenda that world leaders are expected to adopt this September…