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NEWS: Week #33 Global Alcohol Policy Round-Up

Welcome to another week of carefully curated alcohol policy news, latest science updates, insights into Big Alcohol revelations as well as some outstanding blog posts from IOGT’s Global Voices.
Content for week 33:
Alcohol policy updates come from the Philippines (alcohol taxation), Kenya (burden of addictive substances and behaviors), Myanmar (rising mental health problem), Denmark (rising youth alcohol use) and New Zealand (10 years of government failure in alcohol policy)…
Fresh science updates are about alcohol policy and initmate partner homicides as well as effective components of adolescent mental health programs…
Our Big Alcohol monitor exposes beer giants’ turf war in South Africa (and other countries)…
On our Global Voices Blog Portal we have two new stories: Nils writes about the alcohol problem of the Norwegian Oil Fund, and Tunga writes about his contemplations from Egypt and the African Union meeting on drug policy and health…

BLOG: The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Has An Alcohol Problem

On a wall in Uganda you will now find a painting of the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, saying “When you drink more, I earn more”. In this blog post Nils explains why and how he is working to end the hypocrisy of Norway investing massively in Big Alcohol while at the same time promoting the SDGs…

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…

EVENT: IOGT Norway National Meeting

IOGT Norway holds its biannual national meeting in Åsane.
Here, members are forming the future of the organization, meet old and new friends from all around the country and learn about politics and communication – and all that in the beautiful surroundings of Bergen during summer time…

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…

NEWS: Report: Talk With Kids About Alcohol

The American Academy of Paediatrics recommends in a new clinical report that parents should start talking with their children about alcohol at the age of nine. Researchers say kids are being exposed to alcohol marketing at younger and younger ages. They believe that talking to kids about the risks can help them make better choices when they’re confronted with alcohol use.

BLOG: IOGT Prevention Conference: Kicking Off 2015 With Innovation, Inspiration

Inspiring snapshots from the IOGT Prevention Conference, held in Oslo, Norway, where IOGT members from Europe, East Africa, India and South-East Asia were exploring innovative approaches and exchanging inspiring success stories of impactful prevention work…