Tagged: Alcohol Policy

EVENT: UN Road Safety Week

The United Nations Global Road Safety Week and its’ campaigns are coordinated by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, chaired by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
All stakeholders – national and local governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies, and the public generally – are invited to plan and host events marking the Weeks…

EVENT: UN Road Safety Week

The United Nations Global Road Safety Week and its’ campaigns are coordinated by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, chaired by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
All stakeholders – national and local governments, international agencies, civil society organizations, private companies, and the public generally – are invited to plan and host events marking the Weeks…

EVENT: summerLEAHP 2020

summerLEAHP 2020 is the second iteration of the world’s only international summer school for young leaders interested in transforming communities by addressing alcohol-related harm.
Providing a unique hub for young leaders to develop and enhance their skills, knowledge and capacities in leadership, communication, and advocacy summerLEAHP empowers young leaders to shape the norms and environments they live in to promote health, inclusion and opportunity for all.
summerLEAHP is a groundbreaking summer program driven by the students themselves in interactive sessions, facilitated by some of the world’s leading experts and activists in the fields of prevention, science, advocacy, communications, and leadership…

NEWS: Dutch Government Investigation: MUPs Reduces Alcohol Harm

Secretary of State Paul Blokhuis sent the investigation into MUP to the House of Representatives. The Dutch government conducted the investigation to evaluate the efficacy of MUP as they plan to implement this policy measure. Key findings reported in the investigation are among others that MUP reduces heavy alcohol consumption and that it leads to fewer alcohol-related hospital admissions, deaths, traffic violations, crimes, health care costs, production losses and costs of police and judicial authorities…

NEWS: UN Releases 2020 SDGs Progress Report

The annual report of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General on progress of sustainable development goals (SDGs) for 2020 have been released by the UN. The report was published ahead of the 2020 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). There is no mention of alcohol harm in the report despite the importance of prioritizing alcohol policy solutions towards achieving the SDGs by 2030 and in reducing COVID-19 impact and recovering from the pandemic…

NEWS: South Africa: 10 Reasons for Parents to Support Alcohol Sales Ban

President Cyril Ramaphosa declared an alcohol sales ban from the beginning of April along with other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Janet Gourand who is the founder of worldwithoutwine.com shares how the ban helps parents and 10 reasons for parents to support the ban…

NEWS: UK: Alcohol Violence Affects Poorest People Disproportionately

A new report by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has found that alcohol-related violence affects the poorest in society to the greatest degree. According to the IAS report titled  ‘Inequalities in victimisation: alcohol, violence, and anti-social behaviour’ shows the stark differences on alcohol violence between different socioeconomic groups in England and Wales…

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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #21

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from Ghana, the United States, Germany, Finland and youth in Europe (HSBC)…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of alcohol consumption reductions in Europe (or lack thereof), NCDs prevention policies in the Pacific, Estonia utilizing alcohol policy as catalyst for the SDGs, and the effects of TV alcohol ads exposure on alcohol consumption… 
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how the alcohol industry plans to exploit Aboriginal communities by placing a “super store” in the middle of alcohol-free communities, and how Big Alcohol tries to delay pregnancy warning labels, again…This week’s Special Feature sheds light the historic World Health Assembly, including Movendi International and civil society advocacy…

NEWS: Finland: Alcohol Retail Monopoly Sees Sales Surge

In Finland the alcohol retail monopoly ‘Alko’ sees a sales surge along with COVID-19 state of emergency in the country. During the first month under the state of emergency, Alko reports, it sold a total of 9.1 million litres of alcoholic beverages representing an increase of 23% compared to sales in 2019…