Tagged: New York

NEWS: NYC: Interest in Alcohol-Free Lifestyle Growing

Interest in leading an alcohol-free lifestyle is growing in New York City.
Nightlife in New York City has become more inclusive for all interested in staying sober, with the number of alcohol free-spaces, sober bars and customers looking for booze-free possibilities growing in the city that never sleeps. There are many choices for alcohol-free spaces, from dry bars to booze-free pop up parties. Recently the city opened its first dry hipster bar…

NEWS: NYC: Coalition Demands Transit System Alcohols Ads Ban

A New York coalition (BAAFT – Building Alcohol Ad-Free Transit) is making a new push to do away with ads that promote alcohol in the metropolitan transit system in New York, managed by the MTA. A coalition of clergy and community activists joined with a city councilman to demand that the transit system be free from alcohol brand promotions…

NEWS: UN: Bold, New Steps Agreed To End AIDS

United Nations Member States agree to reach ambitious new targets by 2020, pledging to leave no one behind and end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030. A bold, new Political Declaration on Ending AIDS has been adopted by Member States at the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, taking place in New York, USA. The Political Declaration includes a set of specific, time-bound targets that must be reached by 2020 to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.

NEWS: UN To Scale Up NCDs Action

ECOSOC adopts resolution for UN to scale up action on NCDs. To accelerate action on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has adopted a wide-ranging resolution, sending a strong message to members of the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on NCDs to reflect NCD-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals in their work in countries…

BLOG: Celebrating International Women’s Day By Getting Ready For CSW60

Celebrating International Women’s Day in New York, because one day is not enough to tackle the massive challenges threatening women empowerment. And in just a few days time, the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women commences – where I will do my best to empower and inspire decision-makers…

NEWS: Ban: Illicit Drugs Impede Agenda2030

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns illicit drugs impede sustainable development, calls for every solution to be weighed. Illicit drugs promote violence, impede sustainable development, endanger communities and undermine people’s health, United Nations Secretary-Genera lBan Ki-moon warned, calling on the global community to weigh every option available to confront the issue…

BLOG: The IOGT Year 2015

As 2015 is winding down and we are gearing up for another, new year – a significant one for IOGT International – I want to spend a moment or two and reflect about the IOGT year 2015…