Tagged: Thailand

BLOG: Chang Beer Targeting Kids

By targeting children and youth, through sports and music sponsorship, Chang beer wants to establish brand recognition and allegiance and they aim on enticing young people to start using alcohol earlier and more. In the long-run, they want to turn Thailand from an abstaining into alcohol consuming society…

BLOG: Bhutan: From IOGT World Congress To Alcohol Policy

Bhutan has adopted a comprehensive alcohol policy, after more than four years of work – and part of that journey was the IOGT International World Congress in Thailand in 2014…

BLOG: Alcohol Control Under Military Government

Thailand has become more fragile recently, due to the ongoing conflict inside the government which still hasn’t been resolved. Nevertheless, the Alcohol Control Policy has made some progress. But we cannot rest since there are a lot of lobbying attacks being waged against health promotion measures…

BLOG: Alcohol Harm And Trade Globalization In Emerging Markets

Thailand is facing the progressive liberalisation of its market of health-demoting commodities. We are not only witnessing adverse impacts of increasing numbers of alcohol use prevalence particularly in the young and among female. We also have to witness the high social costs of alcohol consumption in Thailand, as well as the destructive influences of the global alcohol industry on our country’s alcohol policy process – ranging from eroding legal restrictions of free trade to protect health (such as Technical Barriers to Trade) as well as the aggressive lobbying of big industry…

BLOG: 68th World Congress Since 1851

It will be for the first time ever in our more than 160-year history that we’ll be in Asia – more precisely in Cha Am, Thailand. A truly historic event that the hosts IOGT Thailand and Stop Drink Network are really looking forward to.
We will enjoy a combination of congressional session with seminars and workshops, as well as other kinds of stimulating and inspiring meetings to give every participants a good sense of the breadth and the depth of our worldwide, heart-driven work towards life set free.
And of course we will immerse ourselves in the Thai culture and traditions…

BLOG: 38 Most Fascinating Moments Of 2013

2013 is a year in IOGT history filled with great successes and fantastic accomplishments. As it comes to an end, it’s time to reflect, remember and cherish those moments of glory and to express thanks and appreciation to everyone involved…