Our policy positions are conveyed by our official statements, and contributions to public policy consultation processes on global, regional and national levels. We propose high-impact, cost-effective and evidence-based solutions for preventing harm caused by alcohol and other drugs and in order to inspire transformative, sustainable change.

With more than 165 years worth of advocacy experience, IOGT International is the voice for comprehensive and sustainable policy solutions concerning current and complex health, development, Human Rights and economic issues.
We work hand in hand with decision-makers and opinion leaders around the world.

IOGT Statements

69th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

Copenhagen, Denmark

September 16 – 19, 2019

Final all documentation here.

IOGT International Written Statement by International President, Kristina Sperkova, on Agenda item 3: Matters arising from resolutions and decisions of the World Health Assembly and the Executive BoardEuropean Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol 2012 – 2020

Addressing agenda item 3 Matters arising from resolutions and decisions of the WHA and EB

September 19, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement (extra short) delivered by Maik Dünnbier, Director of Strategy and Advocacy, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 5(a) Health 2020: seven years on. Lessons learned from the implementation of the European health policy framework

September 17, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement (extra short) delivered by Maik Dünnbier, Director of Strategy and Advocacy, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 5(j) Progress report on the roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

September 19, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement (extra short) delivered by Maik Dünnbier, Director of Strategy and Advocacy, on behalf of IOGT International.

72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia

New Delhi, India

September 2 – 6, 2019

Final all documentation here.

Addressing agenda item 7.2 Program Budget 2020-2021

September 3, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Sampath De Seram, Regional Representative to the UN, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 8.1 Annual report on monitoring progress on UHC and health-related SDGs

September 3, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Sampath De Seram, Regional Representative to the UN, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 9.6 Colombo Declaration on strengthening health systems to accelerate delivery of NCDs services at the PHC level

September 4, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Sampath De Seram, Regional Representative to the UN, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 10 Governing body matters

September 4, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Sampath De Seram, Regional Representative to the UN, on behalf of IOGT International.

69th Session of the WHO Regional Committee Meeting for Africa

Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

August 19 – 23, 2019

Find all the documentation here.

Addressing agenda item 7 13th General Program of Work, Results Framework

August 20, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by William Ntakuka, Regional Representative to the UN, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 9 Progress Report on theImplementation of the Transformation Agenda

August 21, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by William Ntakuka, Regional Representative to the UN, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 12 Framework for Provision of Essential Health Services Through strengthened District/ Local Health Systems to Support UHC in the Context of the SDGs

August 22, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by William Ntakuka, Regional Representative to the UN, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 14 Accelerating the Response to NCDs in Line with the Political Declaration of the UNGA HLM on NCDs

August 22, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by William Ntakuka, Regional Representative to the UN, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 15.3 Progress Report on Implementation ofRegional Strategy for Cancer Prevention and control

August 23, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by William Ntakuka, Regional Representative to the UN, on behalf of IOGT International.

72nd Session of the World Health Assembly

UN Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

May 20 – 28, 2019

Find the WHA72 web-streaming and photos: here

Find the documentation: here

All statements delivered by Member States: here

All statements delivered by Non-State Actors (including IOGT International): here

Addressing agenda item 11.1 Proposed Program Budget

May 21, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Kristina Sperkova, International President, on behalf of IOGT International.

Relevant documents (with our comments) discussed: A72/4 (pdf) and A72/5 (pdf)

Addressing agenda item 11.4 Implementation of the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

May 21, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement – not verbally delivered

Relevant document (with our comments) discussed: A72/11 (pdf)

Addressing agenda item 11.5 Universal Health Coverage – Primary Health Care for UHC

May 22, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Maik Dünnbier, Director of Strategy and Advocacy, on behalf of IOGT International.

Relevant document (with our comments) discussed: A72/12 (pdf)

Addressing agenda item 11.6 Health, environment and climate change

May 23, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Toyyib Abdulkareem, on behalf of IOGT International, supported by the NCD Alliance, UICC and Vital Strategies.

Addressing agenda item 11.8 Follow-up UNGA HLM Prevention and control of Noncommunicable diseases

May 24, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Maik Dünnbier, Director of Strategy and Advocacy, on behalf of IOGT International.

Relevant document (with our comments) discussed: A72/19 (pdf)

Addressing agenda item 12.7 Eleventh revision of the International Classification of Disease

May 25, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Kristina Sperkova, International President, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 12.8 Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health

May 25, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Kristina Sperkova, International President, on behalf of IOGT International, supported by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations.

Relevant document (with our comments) discussed: A72/30 (pdf)

Interactive Multi-Stakeholder Hearing to prepare for the High-level meeting on Universal Health Coverage

UN General Assembly Hall, New York, USA, April 29, 2019

Addressing Session 1: UHC as a driver for inclusive development and prosperity

Official IOGT International statement delivered by Robert Pezzolesi, Representative to the UN, IOGT International

Live UN webcast from the multi-stakeholder hearing

Our statement commences at ca. 2:38:24 hours.

Find the concept note and program of the multi-stakeholder hearing here.

62nd Commission on Narcotic Drugs

Vienna, Austria, March 14 – 22, 2019

Addressing the Ministerial Segment

Vienna, Austria, March 14, 2019

Multi-stakeholder round table

“Taking stock of the implementation of the commitments made to jointly address and counter the world drug problem, in particular in light of the 2019 target date”

Official statement delivered by Kristina Sperkova, International President, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing plenary session on Agenda item 10a)

10. Implementation of the Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balanced Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem: (a)  Demand reduction and related measures;

Official statement delivered by Cecilie Widnes, Member of the International Board, IOGT International

144th Session of the WHO Executive Board

Geneva, Switzerland, January 24 – February 1, 2019

EB 144 documentation and web streaming: here

All statements delivered by Member States: here

All statements delivered by Non-State Actors (including IOGT International): here

Addressing agenda item 5.1 Proposed Program Budget

January 25, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Kristina Sperkova, International President, on behalf of IOGT International and supported by the NCD Alliance and Vital Strategies.

Relevant document (with our comments) discussed: EB144/5 (pdf)

Addressing agenda item 5.4 Implementation of the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development

January 26, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Kristina Sperkova, International President, on behalf of IOGT International and supported by the NCD Alliance and Vital Strategies.

Relevant document (with our comments) discussed: EB144/11 Rev.1 (pdf)

Addressing agenda item 5.8.2 Follow-up UNGA HLM Prevention and control of Noncommunicable diseases

January 30, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Maik Dünnbier, Director of Strategy and Advocacy, on behalf of IOGT International.

Relevant document (with our comments) discussed: EB144/20 (pdf)

Addressing agenda item 5.9 Eleventh revision of the International Classification of Disease

January 30, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Maik Dünnbier, Director of Strategy and Advocacy, on behalf of IOGT International.

Addressing agenda item 7.1 WHO Reform Process EB144/34

January 31, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Maik Dünnbier, Director of Strategy and Advocacy, on behalf of IOGT International, supported by Medicus Mundi International and Wemos.

Addressing agenda item 7.3 Engagement with Non-State Actors

January 31, 2019

Official IOGT International Statement delivered by Maik Dünnbier, Director of Strategy and Advocacy, on behalf of IOGT International, supported by the NCD Alliance, World Obesity Federation, NCD Child, and the World Cancer Research Fund International

68th Regional Committee Meeting WHO EUROPE

Rome, Italy, September 17 – 20, 2018

The 68th session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization Office for Europe convened in Rome, Italy and IOGT International submitted the following policy statements:

  • Written Statement by Kristina Sperkova on behalf of IOGT International, submitted September 5, 2018
  • Oral statement by Esbjörn Hörnberg on behalf of IOGT International

71st Regional Committee Meeting WHO SEARO

New Delhi, India, September 3 – 7, 2018

The Seventy-first Session of the Regional Committee of the World Health Organization Regional Office For South-East Asia convened in Hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi, India.

  • Side Event on Preparation for the UN General Assembly High-Level Meetings on Tuberculosis and NCD prevention and control, IOGT International statement, by Mr Suneel Vatsyayan

  • Agenda item 8.5: Annual report on monitoring progress on UHC and health-related SDGs, IOGT International statement, by Mr Suneel Vatsyayan

World Congress Declaration

Sigtuna, Sweden, August 10, 2018

The Delegates of the 69th IOGT International World Congress “Future Made Here” call for the adoption of a Framework Convention on Alcohol Control and for governments to make alcohol policy solutions the priority they should be in order to achieve development for all.

Official Statements at the United Nations Interactive Hearing on NCDs

United Nations Headquarters, New York, July 5, 2018

IOGT International issued three statements, one for each of the three first panel discussions, during the Interactive Hearing. The statement for the second panel was actually delivered, while the other two were submitted to a dedicated WHO website.

#1 IOGT International statement for Panel 1: Scaling up action for the prevention and control of NCDs

#2 IOGT International statement for Panel 2: Financing for the prevention and control of NCDs, statement delivered by Robert Pezzolesi, IOGT’s special representative to the UN

The Interventions starts at ca. 2:42:09 of the broadcast.

#3 IOGT International statement for Panel 3: Promotion of multisectoral partnerships for the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases

In accordance with paragraph 7 of UN resolution A/RES/72/274, the President of the UN General Assembly, with the support of WHO, organized and presided over an interactive hearing which took place on July 5, 2018 in New York as part of the preparatory process for the third High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCDs.

Official Statement on United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and Launch of World Drug Report 2018

Vienna, Austria, June 26, 2018

IOGT International statement on the occasion of the UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, commemorated at the United Nations in Vienna, and the launch of the 2018 edition of the World Drug report, delivered by Executive Director Esbjörn Hörnberg.

#1 Official Statement WHA 71

UN Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2018

IOGT International statement at the 71st session of the World Health Assembly, Agenda item 11.1, Draft 13th General Program of Work 2019-2023, delivered by International President Kristina Sperkova (shorter version delivered)*.

#2 Official Statement at WHA71

UN Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2018

IOGT International statement at the 71st session of the World Health Assembly, Agenda item 11.7, Preparation for the third High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, delivered by International President Kristina Sperkova (shorter version delivered)*.

#3 Official Statement at WHA71

UN Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

IOGT International statement at the 71st session of the World Health Assembly, Agenda item 11.8, Preparation for a high-level meeting of the General Assembly on ending tuberculosis, delivered by Director of Strategy and Advocacy Maik Dünnbier (shorter version delivered)*.

#4 Official Statement at WHA71

UN Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

IOGT International statement at the 71st session of the World Health Assembly, Agenda item 20.3 D. Public health dimension of the world drug problem (decision WHA70(18) (2017)), submitted to Committee B for consideration*.

*All statements (including all IOGT International statements) delivered by Non-State Actors at the WHA71 can be found here.

Oral Statement at CND61

United Nations, Vienna, Austria, March 12 – 16, 2018

IOGT International Statement to the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, delivered by Director of Strategy and Advocacy Maik Dünnbier.

Written Statement at CND61

Vienna, Austria, March 12 – 16, 2018

IOGT International Statement to the 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, delivered by International President Kristina Sperkova.

Written Statement at CSocD56

Stockholm, Sweden, November 19, 2017

IOGT International statement to the 56th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) with the priority theme “Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”.

Ministerial Panel Presentation at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

Moscow, Russian Federation, November 17, 2017

IOGT International was invited by the World Health Organization to participate in and contribute to the “Ministerial Parallel Panel: Synergies across the responses to TB and NCDs” at the “FIRST WHO GLOBAL MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ENDING TB IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ERA: A MULTISECTORAL RESPONSE” between November 16-17, 2017.

IOGT International was represented by Director of Strategy and Advocacy Maik Dünnbier.

Civil Society Dialogue with EU Trade Commissioner Malmström on Trade and Sustainable Development

Brussels, Belgium, October 6, 2017

This meeting is part of an ongoing process of Civil Society Dialogue on EU trade policy. Commissioner Malmström presented current developments and exchange views with civil society organisations on Trade and Sustainable Development. The Commission is undertaking comprehensive discussions with the Council, EP and stakeholders with a view to improve implementation of Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) chapters in the EU’s free trade agreements.

Joint NGO statement on health sustainability in trade and investment agreements,
together with All-Ukrainian Network PLWH, Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG), European Alcohol Policy Alliance (EUROCARE), European Heart Network (EHN), European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), European Respiratory Society (ERS), Health Action International Europe (HAI Europe), IOGT International, IOGT-NTO, International Federation of Anthroposophic Medical Associations (IVAA), International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA), Smoke Free Partnership (SFP).

67 WHO Regional Committee for Europe Statements

Budapest, Hungary, September 11 to 14, 2017

  • Written statement by Kristina Sperkova on behalf of IOGT International
    August 31, 2017
  • Oral statement by Maik Dünnbier on behalf of IOGT International
    September 6, 2017

Joint Statement at 70th WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia 2017

Maldives, September 6 to 10, 2017

Joint statement together with the NCD Alliance, Healthy India Alliance, Global Alcohol Policy Alliance, and IOGT International.

Official Statement at ECOSOC High-Level Segment 2017

United Nations, New York, United States, July 20, 2017

IOGT International Statement to the 2017 High-Level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council, delivered by International President Kristina Sperkova.

*Forward to minute 54:38 to see and hear the statement

Written Statement at ECOSOC High-Level Segment 2017

Stockholm, Sweden, April 21, 2017

IOGT International Statement to the 2017 High-Level Segment of the UN Economic and Social Council.

Official Statement at 1st WHO FADAB

World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, June, 26, 2017

IOGT International Statement to the High-level segment of the 1st World Health Organization Forum on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addictive Behaviors, delivered by International President Kristina Sperkova.

Official Statement at CND60

United Nations, Vienna, Austria, March 17, 2017

IOGT International Statement to the 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, delivered by International Vice President Pubudu Sumanasekara.

Written Statement at CSW61

New York, United States, March 13, 2017

CSW61 Priority Theme:
Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

Official Statement at CND59

United Nations, Vienna, Austria, March 15, 2016

IOGT International Statement to the 59th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, Special Segment on UNGASS 2016, delivered by International President Kristina Sperkova.

Written Statement at CSW60

New York, United States, March 14, 2016

IOGT International Written Statement to 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

CSW60 Priority Theme:
Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development

Written Statement at CSW59

New York, United States, March 18, 2015

IOGT International Written Statement to 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

CSW59 Priority Theme:
The review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995

Official Statement at CND58

United Nations, Vienna, Austria, March 11, 2015

IOGT International Oral Statement on Drugs and Human Rights, Youth, Women, Children and Communities: “Five Points: Illicit Drugs And Human Rights Issues”

Oral Statement at CND58

United Nations, Vienna, Austria, March 9, 2015

IOGT International Statement at 58th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs: “6 Points Of Expectations For UNGASS 2016”

Oral Statement at CSW57, with endorsements of international decision-makers

United Nations, New York, United States, March 15, 2013

IOGT International statement at 57th Session of UN Commission on the Status of Women

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Consultation Contributions

2018 consultation contributions

  • May 16, 2018

IOGT International submission to

the WHO Independent High-level Commission hosted web-based consultation (May 10-16, 2018) on a preliminary draft report dated 1 May 2018.

2017 consultation contributions

  • November 14, 2017

IOGT International contribution to

WHO Consultation on the 13th General Program of Work 2019 – 2023 (2nd round of online consultation), in preparation of the WHO Special Session of the Executive Board (EBSS4).

  • October 12, 2017

IOGT International submission  to

WHO Consultation on 13th General Program of Work 2019 – 2023

  • August 25, 2017

IOGT International contribution to

Development of an outcome document for the WHO Global Conference on NCDs – Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority

  • May 02, 2017

IOGT International submission to

European Commission consultation on Modernizing and Simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)

  • May 01, 2017

IOGT International contribution to

World Health Organization Discussion Paper Draft (Version February 14, 2017) on Developing Voluntary Global Performance Targets for Road Safety Risk Factors and Service Delivery Mechanisms

  • April 17, 2017

IOGT International submission to

European Commission consultation on Inception Impact Assessment: General Agreements for Excise Duty – Harmonization and Simplification

2016 consultation contributions

  • December 21, 2016

IOGT International submission to

European Commission Consultation on the Draft Final Report on the TTIP Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA)

  • August 31, 2016

IOGT International response to

WHO Discussion Paper (July 25, 2016) Updating Appendix 3 of the WHO NCDs Global Action Plan

2015 consultation contributions

  • November 27, 2015

IOGT International submission to

European Commission Consultation on Review of existing legislation on the structures of excise duties on alcohol and alcoholic beverages

  • September 30, 2015

IOGT International contribution to

European Commission Consultation on Directive 2010/13/EU on audiovisual media services (AVMSD) A media framework for the 21st century

  • August 28, 2015

IOGT International contribution to

UN AIDS Strategy 2016 – 2021 Official Consultation Contribution

  • May 05, 2015

Every Woman Every Child – Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health – ZERO DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION

  • April 26, 2015

IOGT International response to

“Stakeholder feedback on the indicators for the SDGs in the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

  • November, 2014

Reinvigorating independent evidence – an IOGT International response to IARD consultation contribution on
WHO Discussion paper from October 29, 2014: ”SUBMISSION ON BEHALF OF THE INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RESPONSIBLE DRINKING (IARD) ON WHO DISCUSSION PAPER ‘FRAMEWORK FOR COUNTRY ACTION ACROSS SECTORS FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH EQUALITY’”

2014 consultation contributions

  • July 13, 2014

IOGT International contribution to

European Commission “Online public consultation on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP)”

2013 consultation contributions

  • October 30, 2013

IOGT International Response to

“First WHO Discussion Paper (Version dated July 23, 2013) Draft Terms of Reference for a Global Coordination Mechanism for the Prevention and Control of NCDs”

  • May 10, 2013

IOGT International contribution to

“Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement“ a public consultation by the US government on the Proposed TTIP

  • March 29, 2013

IOGT International response to

4th round of informal consultations concerning the WHO Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020

“Updated Revised Draft Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2013-2020”

  • March 15, 2013

IOGT International Contribution to
Swedish Chamber of Commerce Consultation on EU-Thailand Free Trade Agreement Negotiations

  • March 15, 2013

IOGT International response to

On-going, informal consultations concerning the Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2013-2020

  • March 10, 2013

IOGT International contribution to

Discussion of the WHO second consultation round concerning the monitoring framework for NCDs

Revised Draft Global Action Plan for Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases 2013-2020

2012 consultation contributions

  • October 16, 2012

IOGT International contribution to

Discussion of WHO “Development of an updated Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013 – 2020″

“Comprehensive Global Monitoring Framework Including Indicators and Set of Voluntary Global Targets for the Prevention and Control of NCDs

  • September 07, 2012

IOGT International reply to

World Health Organisation, Consultation on “Monitoring Framework and Targets for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases”

“Global Action Plan 2013 – 2020 for Prevention and Control of NCDs”

  • April 16, 2012

IOGT International reply to

World Health Organisation, Consultation on “Options for Strengthening and Facilitating Multisectoral Action for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases through Partnership”

Monitoring Framework and Targets for the Prevention and Control of NCDs

  • April 03, 2012

IOGT International reply to

European Commission Directorate-General Justice Consultation on the Communication  “Towards a Stronger European Response to Drugs”

Options for Strengthening and Facilitating Multisectoral Action for the Prevention and Control of NCDs

  • January, 2012

“Towards a Stronger European Response to Drugs”

Open Letters

Open Letter to European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy Mr. Tonio Borg 

February 6, 2013

Open Letter by NGO Coalition to the US Congress opposing to TPP Fast-Track in the USA

October 23, 2013

“We request that you oppose any legislation that would renew fast-track or trade promotion authority. Agreements such as the TPP require transparency  and input from all affected stakeholders, and a fast-track process would not permit Congress to provide that essential feedback …”

Open Letter to President Barack Obama

“The notorious comparison of alcohol and marijuana, and the most important aspect that is conspicuously absent”
January 29, 2014

Open Letter to European Commissioner Karel De Gucht

“Trade Commissioner and Alcohol Industry – time to re-evaluate the relation”
July 9, 2014

Open Letter to UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

“Calling Foul On UNICEF And avid Beckham”
September 29, 2015

Press Releases

Media Invitation For Report Launch
September 23, 2015

“Alcohol Taxation – A Win-Win Measure For Financing Development”

Get the full story and read the report here.

Joint Press release Children of Alcoholics Week 2015
February 13, 2015

“THE HIDDEN HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS – Silently suffering by the millions – children of alcoholics need and deserve better efforts from society to protect, support and empower them”

Press release issued jointly by Active – sobriety, friendship and peace, Nacoa UK, NACoA (USA) and IOGT International

Press release World Cancer Day 2015
February 4, 2015

“Alcohol Causes Cancer. What Are We Going To Do About It?”

Press release International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2015
25th November 2014

“Violence against women – a global epidemic fuelled by alcohol”

Press release World Drug Day 2014
26th June 2014

“It all starts with drug-free childhood”

Press Release International Women’s Day 2014
08th March 2014

“Together for women and girls”

Press Release Enemies Of Human Rights Are Gearing Up
10th December 2013
Human Rights Day

Joint Press Release Global Coalition on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25th November 2013,

IOGT International, W.A.C.A.T., EAAPA, ITYF, Alcohol Justice, FOKUS – Forum for Women and Development, Active – sobriety, friendship and peace

“Women and Girls Suffer Alcohol-Related Violence. Global Coalition Calls for Action on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” (click for PDF format)

“International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women: Addressing the impact of alcohol-related gender-based violence”

Joint Press Release Alcohol A Major Obstacle To Economic And Societal Development in Africa – But Will East African Community Respond Properly?
28th March 2013,

EAAPA, RADAPA and IOGT International on the occasion of the 4th annual EAC Health and Scientific Conference 27th – 29th March, in Kigali, Rwanda (click for PDF format)

Joint Press Release Giving Childhood A Chance. The Children of Alcoholics Week Is Coming To An End – High Time For Decision-Makers To Wake Up
15th February 2013,

NACOA UK, Active – sobriety, friendship and peace, Stop Drink Network, IDYDC on occasion of Children of Alcoholics Week

Joint Press Release Alcohol Causes Cancer Yet Many Still Believe It Is Healthy. Four Facts You Need To Know
4th February 2013,
World Cancer Day

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and IOGT International

Press Release It Is About Much More Than Awareness
25th November 2012,
International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Press Release The Overlooked Obstacles For Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
17th October 2012,
International Day of Eradication of Poverty
Press Release Let Your Lifestyle Set You Free
24th September 2012,
EACA3 Conference

Press Release Keeping The Momentum Alive For Saving Lives
20th September 2012

Press Release Giving Childhood a Chance
1st June 2012,
International Children’s Day

Press Release Fifa’s Total Disregard 4 Democracy & Well-Being
6th March 2012

Press Release Fifa for violence
21st January 2012

Press Release Human Rights day
10th December 2011

Press Release Poverty day
17th October 2011

Press Release World Drug day
26th June 2011

Press Release Cheers to the family
15th May 2011

Press Release Mental Health and NCDs
5th May 2011