Chronological database for UN publications on alcohol

This page is a chronological database of key UN-system publications relating to alcohol harm and alcohol policy solutions.


WHO book: Harm to Others from Drinking: Patterns in Nine Societies, October 2019

PAHO Policy Brief: Alcohol taxation and pricing policies in the region of the Americas, October 2019

WHO Europe: Status report on alcohol consumption, harm and policy responses in 30 European countries 2019, September 2019

WHO Europe: Alcohol use, alcohol dependence and mental health conditions: a review of the evidence for their association and integrated treatment approaches (2019)

WHO Europe: Action Plan on Youth Alcohol Use and on Heavy Episodic Alcohol Use (2014–2016) – Progress evaluation report, 2019

WHO Europe: Time to Deliver in Europe. Meeting noncommunicable disease targets to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, 2019


WHO Global Alcohol Status Report, September 2018

WHO South-East Asia: Epidemiology of alcohol use in the WHO South-East Asia Region, 2018

WHO Europe: Adolescent alcohol-related behaviours: trends and inequalities in the WHO European Region, 2002–2014, 2018

WHO South-East Asia: Alcohol Policy in the WHO South-East Asia Region: A Report, 2018


WHO Resource tool on alcohol taxation and pricing policies, July 2017

WHO Europe: Policy in action. A tool for measuring alcohol policy implementation, 2017

PAHO Technical note: Background on alcohol marketing regulation and monitoring for the protection of public health, 2017

WHO Europe: Alcohol labelling – A discussion document on policy options, 2017

WHO Europe: Alcohol brief intervention training manual for primary care, 2017


PAHO Meeting on Alcohol Marketing Regulation: Final Report, 2016


PAHO: Regional Status Report on Alcohol and Health in the Americas, 2015

UNODC: International standars on drug use prevention, Updated 1st edition, 2015


WHO Global Alcohol Status Report, 2014

WHO, UNODC, UNDP: Global status report on violence prevention, 2014


UNDP: Addressing the Social Determinants of NCDs. Discussion Paper, 2013

WHO Europe: Status Report on Alcohol and Health in 35 European Countries, 2013

WHO: Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, 2013

WHO Africa: Reducing alcohol use – a strategy for the WHO African region, 2013


UN WOMEN: Handbook for National Action Plans on Violence Against Women, 2012

WHO Europe: Alcohol in the EU. Consumption, harm and policy approaches, 2012

WHO Western Pacifics: Addressing alcohol harm: a guide to developing effective alcohol legislation, 2012

WHO Europe: European Alcohol Action Plan 2012–2020, September 2012


WHO Africa: Monitoring Alcohol Marketing Practices in Africa (MAMPA project). Findings from The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda, July 2011

WHO: Global Alcohol Status Report, 2011


WHO Global Alcohol Strategy, May 2010

WHO Series of Briefings: Violence prevention: the evidence, 2010


WHO/WPRO – Region Strategy to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harm: How to Develop an Action Plan to implement the Strategy, 2009

Alcohol and injuries: Emergency department studies in an international perspective, 2009

Global Health Risks. Mortality and burden of disease attributable to selected major risks. World Health Organization; 2009

WHO South- East Asia: Programme on reducing harm from alcohol use in the community, 2009


Unhappy Hours: Alcohol and Partner Aggression in the Americas. PAHO, 2008

UNICEF Child Protection Strategy. UNICEF, 2008


WHO/WPRO – Regional Strategy to Reduce Alcohol-Related Harm, 2007

Alcohol and Public Health in the Americas. A case for action. Washington, D.C: PAHO, 2007

Alcohol and Injury in Emergency Departments, 2007


Alcohol, health disparities and development. WHO 2006

Alcohol in Europe. A public health perspective. A report for the European Commission. Peter Anderson and Ben Baumberg; Institute of Alcohol Studies, UK June 2006


Preventing chronic diseases a vital investment. WHO, 2005

Promoting Mental Health. Concepts. Emerging evidence. Practice. WHO, 2005

Alcohol, Gender and Drinking Problems. Perspectives from Low and Middle Income Countries.WHO, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Geneva; 2005

Alcohol Use and Sexual Risk Behaviour: A Cross-Cultural Study in Eight Countries, 2005


Global Status Report on Alcohol 2004. Health effects and global burden of disease. WHO, 2004


Domestic violence in rural Uganda: evidence from a community-based study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2003


Alcohol in Developing Societies: A Public Health Approach, 2002


Global Status Report: Alcohol and Young People, 2001

A Summary of the Global Status Report on Alcohol, 2001

WHO Europe: Declaration on Young People and Alcohol, February 2001


International Guide for Monitoring Alcohol Consumption and Related Harm, 2000

Drugs, Alcohol and Violence WHO Regional Office South-East Asia

World Bank Papers: Alcohol-Related Problems as an Obstacle to the Development of Human Capital Issues, Policy Options, Cercone, 1994