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PAHO Meeting on alcohol marketingPosted on: 27..06.2016
An expert meeting on alcohol marketing was organized by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) last year and the report from the event released last month. One conclusion is that there is a growing need to protect vulnerable populations from the potential effects of inappropriate alcohol marketing. Governments should consider comprehensive bans on alcohol marketing.
Co-hosted by Botswana, Ecuador, Estonia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam a side event on "Alcohol Marketing in the Digital World" was held at the World Health Assembly in Geneva last week.
The UNGASS Outcome Document:
The UNGASS Outcome Document adopted in New York 19 April offers an excellent strategy for a comprehensive, balanced and effective policy to reduce both drug use and its related harm. The document contains a long menu of effective interventions that will reduce drug-related harm – if the words are made into action.
Dag Endal speaks at UNGASS 2016
Said FORUT representative Dag Endal at the UN Thursday: "Prevention is effective, humane, cost-effective and empowering. Therefore: Prevent. Don’t Promote." Endal was speaking as a civil society representative at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem.
Representing FORUT, Mr. Dag Endal, will take the floor as one of six civil society speakers at the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem, UNGASS 2016.
A worldwide network of NGOs has got together to expose big alcohol. Alcohol industry targeting of children and youth is a particular focus.
New mega brewer will attack «hugely attractive markets» in the global South:
A lot of effort has been invested in bringing the merger of the two brewer giants AB InBev and SABMiller to a conclusion. The merger was confirmed on the 11th of November with a comprehensive press release. Apparently, less effort has been invested in finding a name for the new company which has been named… - Newco.