Tagged: UNDP

EVENT: Global Goals Week

Global Goals Week brings together individuals, governments, civil society, businesses, international organizations and other partners during the opening of the UN General Assembly each September to continue momentum and cultivate ideas, solutions and partnerships that are measuring progress, continuing to drive action on and promoting accountability for the implementation of the SDGs…

EVENT: Global Goals Week

Global Goals Week brings together individuals, governments, civil society, businesses, international organizations and other partners during the opening of the UN General Assembly each September to continue momentum and cultivate ideas, solutions and partnerships that are measuring progress, continuing to drive action on and promoting accountability for the implementation of the SDGs…

NEWS: Growing Attention for (Alcohol) Taxation

There is a growing attention for alcohol taxation with increasing evidence showing the effectiveness of alcohol taxes to not only reduce alcohol harm but boost revenue and fund development. Across the globe countries and international bodies such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are understanding the need to use taxation for domestic resource mobilization…

NEWS: WHO: New Technical Guide for Alcohol Policy

The World Health Organization has released a brand new technical document guiding alcohol policy formulation. The new technical guide comprises the five most cost-effective and high-impact strategies that help governments to prevent and reduce alcohol harm and related health, social and economic consequences…

REPORT: Prioritising Action On Alcohol For Health And Development

Despite the existence of cost effective interventions to reduce alcohol harm, many countries are not giving it the attention it deserves, say Dag Rekve and colleagues…

EVENT: Global Goals Week

Global Goals Week brings together individuals, governments, civil society, businesses, international organizations and other partners during the opening of the UN General Assembly each September to continue momentum and cultivate ideas, solutions and partnerships that are measuring progress, continuing to drive action on and promoting accountability for the implementation of the SDGs…

NEWS: UNDP: Alcohol Recognized as Obstacle to Development in Asia-Pacific

A recent report by the Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership on accelerating progress in the Asia-Pacific region identifies alcohol as an obstacle to development. The report was co-published by United Nations (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The thematic report identifies the elements necessary to advance inclusion, empowerment, and equality in the Asia and Pacific region…

EVENT: Global Goals Week

Global Goals Week brings together individuals, governments, civil society, businesses, international organizations and other partners during the opening of the UN General Assembly each September to continue momentum and cultivate ideas, solutions and partnerships that are measuring progress, continuing to drive action on and promoting accountability for the implementation of the SDGs…

REPORT: Sugar, Tobacco, And Alcohol Taxes To Achieve The SDGs

More than a decade after the adoption of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, there is compelling evidence that raising tobacco prices substantially through taxation is the single most effective way to reduce tobacco use and save lives. Similarly, alcohol taxation is a cost-effective way to reduce alcohol consumption and harm.
STAX not only contribute to improving health and saving lives,but they can also raise resources…

NEWS: Sugar, Tobacco, Alcohol Taxes (STAX) Help Achieve SDGs

In a new Lancet Comment, IOGT International President Kristina Sperkova has joined colleagues from other leading institutions and global health leaders in calling for a more integrated approach and action on sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes (STAX) to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals…