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The UNGASS Outcome Document:Posted on: 02..05.2016
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.
The short video film "Alcohol: a global concern" gives an overview over alcohol as a risk factor for health and social problems in today's world. The film was produced for and first presented during the opening ceremony of the Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) in Edinburgh, Scotland on the 7th of October 2015.
New IOGT publication on alcohol taxation:
Alcohol taxation is an evidence-based, useful, impactful tool to generate funding for sustainable development. It creates a win-win situation for developing and developed countries alike. This is the key message in a new publication on alcohol taxation published by IOGT International.