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BLOG: Building Cities For All Through Alcohol Policy

All these facts tell the story of urban development being hindered by alcohol harm. It’s a story of exclusion, lack of opportunity and freedom, oppressions and vulnerability – the opposites of the paradigm shift that global leaders actually want to bring about with the New Urban Agenda…

NEWS: WHO Report: Health As Pulse Of New Urban Agenda

The new WHO report “Health as the pulse of the New Urban Agenda – United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development” (PDF) considers how to integrate health into urban planning, investments, and policy decisions, so as to support the implementation and achievement of the goals and objectives of the New Urban Agenda.
Alcohol harm is mentioned only once, meaning WHO missed an opportunity to highlight how alcohol hinders urban development and undermines resilient, inclusive, safe cities for all. Likewise alcohol policy measures are addressed only once in the report but at least in a robust way, highlighting the role of alcohol taxation and alcohol advertising bans…

NEWS: Overview Alcohol Policy-Related WHA69 Decisions

Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly landmark decisions – an overview
The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA69) closed today after approving new resolutions on WHO’s Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA); the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); tobacco control; road traffic deaths and injuries; HIV, hepatitis and STIs; and integrated health services…

NEWS: Study: Alcohol Strong Risk Factor For Self-Harm

In this community cohort, 1 in 25 youth had self-harmed in the year prior; of these, 4 in 5 did not repeat DSH over the following year. High alcohol use stands out as a strong and significant risk factor for DSH repetition. Assessing alcohol use may help clinicians identify those who are at greatest risk for repetitive self-harm.