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Alcohol Policy Side Event – UNGA 3rd High-Level Meeting On NCDs

Sep 28 '18, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM



Co-organized by Slovenia, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines and Suriname together with the World Health Organization, a high-level side event during the UN General Assembly Week and linked to the 3rd High-Level Meeting on NCDs and the 1st High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis.

Registration deadline

The side event is open to all interested parties. Participants who do not have access to the UN building in New York must RSVP by 22 September 2018 to arrange access to the side event.

Event flyer

Please download the official event flyer here.

Event Rationale

The harmful use of alcohol is a major risk factor for NCDs and an obstacle to sustainable development in High-, Middle and Low-Income countries. Alcohol-related harm is fueling the vicious cycle of poverty, ill-health and inequalities affecting people, families, entire communities and populations. With the WHO Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol and with harmful use of alcohol as an important factor in both the NCD agenda and in Agenda 2030; now is the time to scale up global support for actions at all levels to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm.

Event Purpose

  • To highlight the most recent data on alcohol-related harm presented in the WHO Global status report on alcohol and health 2018
  • To offer country examples of cutting-edge interventions to counter this
  • To introduce SAFER – a new WHO-led global initiative with key partners aiming to reduce the harmful use of alcohol

Event Agenda

  1. Opening remarks
  2. Keynote addresses
  3. Country experiences
  4. Introducing SAFER
  5. Interventions from co-hosts/supporters
  6. Closing remarks


  • What do I need to enter the event?

Registering your interest to attend the event on this website. The organizers will contact you by September 21st to confirm your participation and issue instructions for picking up your official credential.

  • Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Yes, you must present a valid government-issued identification. The name used to register for this event must match the name on your identification.

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email at msb@who.int


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