Tagged: World Congress 68

BLOG: Bhutan: From IOGT World Congress To Alcohol Policy

Bhutan has adopted a comprehensive alcohol policy, after more than four years of work – and part of that journey was the IOGT International World Congress in Thailand in 2014…

BLOG: Alcohol Advertising In Kenya

The weird thing about this commercial is that the Western alcohol industry tells us in Africa that “it is our time.” And at the same time they tell us: what to do with that time – using their alcohol, to make them earn profits. Apparently it’s not our time to decide ourselves how we want to use it; and that Westerners’ alcohol habits are not our role models. Apparently we in Africa need the alcohol industry to give us experiences (as you can see below)…

BLOG: My Opening Speech And Our Report

From #IOGT14
We managed to achieve a lot in the last four years. We have taken our global advocacy to new heights. We have raised the profile of our work for children’s rights as well as for our work for treatment and rehabilitation. We have developed and established a new visual identity of IOGT and we’ve made IOGT International a brand for heart-driven work for a freer and richer life.
As you could read, see and hear, the success are many. And yet, numerous challenges remain – I highlight some of them in my speech at the Opening of this year’s World Congress…

BLOG: Thank You Sven-Olov

Thank you for countless hours of travelling, meetings, jetlags, for reading and writing tons of papers, discussing with thousands and thousands of people – relive the moving and touching thank you ceremony, with the speech, the gifts and the movie for Sven-Olov Carlsson who after 12 years at the helm of IOGT International stepped down.

BLOG: myIOGT – IOGT Is What Our Members Make Of It

Our members and Member Organization are the heart of IOGT International and the “myIOGT – Life Set Free Together” campaign offers a platform and channel to them all to express what IOGT means to them and to indicate where IOGT International should go, headed into the future. It consists of two pillars, and each pillar consists of two elements.
1) The bond between each member and IOGT International
1.1) Photographs of members worldwide on the topic.
1.2) Short films about our members, their stories and their life with IOGT.

2) The democratic mechanism – it is our members and Member Organisations who make IOGT International
2.1) You decide what IOGT International does in the future (2015 – 2018)
The Plan of Action, the thematic and geographic focus areas, our policy positions concerning alcohol policy as well narcotic drug policy.
2.2) One of the highlights of the World Congress 68 is the Exhibition Promising Practices.
The idea is simple: in an open space, much like a fair or market place, every Member Organisation present at World Congress 68 will be exhibiting one or some of their projects, activities, campaigns that they are most proud of – that they think is a Promising Practice, to be shared with the IOGT family…

BLOG: A Neknomination For Our World Congress In Thailand

It’s like the alcohol culture has finally produced the ultimate parody on itself. Instead of closing our eyes or hoping that this will pass, the IOGT movement needs to take up the challenge. Use the momentum and show that it is not alcohol content of the drink that makes the challenge and fun. It’s the challenge itself…