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OPEN LETTER: Joint Open Letter: Concern About UNITAR Partnering With Alcohol Giant

A large and diverse group of international public health, road safety, academic and development organizations are respectfully calling on The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), to end a newly formed partnership with, the world’s largest beer producer, AB InBev…

EVENT: CSW62 Side Event: Empowering Rural Women

This side event will explore lessons from a story of transformational change in local communities and combine it with lessons from the perspective of a country’s effort to promote sustainable development with the help of alcohol policy solutions…

REPORT: Evaluation Of Research On WHO ‘Best Buys’ NCDs Interventions

The researchers found studies on only 11 of the 24 interventions aligned with the WHO ‘best buys’ from LLMIC settings. Most LLMICs have not conducted research on these interventions in their populations.LLMICs are increasingly being targeted by alcohol companies, and aggressive marketing strategies have been reported in Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda. Effective alcohol harm reduction polices are urgently needed in these settings, including policies that target informally retailed products.LLMICs should take action to implement and evaluate ‘best buys’ in their national context, based on national priorities, and starting with interventions with the strongest evidence base…

NEWS: Comprehensive Approach To Alcohol In SDGs Era

IOGT International together with the International Federation for Family Development used the opportunity to host a side event exploring a comprehensive approach to the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs…

EVENT: CSocD56 Side Event: Comprehensive Approach To Alcohol In SDGs Era

The International Federation for Family Development with IOGT International cordially invite to a UN Side Event and panel discussion at the 56th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56)…

NEWS: Joint Open Letter To Global Fund: 80+ Endorsements, Governments Speaking Out

Almost 70 civil society organisations have signed onto the joint open letter requesting that The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reconsider a partnership announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos with Dutch alcohol industry giant, Heineken…

OPEN LETTER: Joint Open Letter: Concern Regarding Global Fund Partnering With Heineken

Civil Society expresses deep concern about the Global Fund jeopardizing its important mission through new partnership with alcohol industry giant Heineken…

BLOG: I Call Time’s Up: Matt Damon Partners With Big Alcohol To Benefit “The Ladies”

“Buy a lady a drink” is a perfect PR move to disguise all the negative impact of alcohol production and use. It legitimizes the questionable activities of alcohol producers. It also calls into question the seriousness and ultimate commitment to lasting change by philanthropists like Matt Damon…

BLOG: 2017 Wrap-Up: 3 Secrets For Our Successes

2017 wrap-up I am scrolling through IOGT International’s Instagram account looking back at our 2017. The year was very rich! And very successful. I am thankful for this moment of writing my blog for you, as it gives me some time to take it all fully in. I’d love to share three secrets for our successes with… Read more »

NEWS: Canada: $1 Billion Costs Of DUIC

A new study “Estimating the Harms and Costs of Cannabis-Attributable Collisions in the Canadian Provinces” estimates the social and economic costs associated with driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC) in Canadian provinces to be $1 billion in costs associated with DUIC deaths, injuries and property damage only collisions, with particularly high rates of harm among youth and young adults between the ages of 16–34…