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New technology - early warning:

Product placements in music videos

New technologies open up for inserting product placements in movies after a film has been produced. Alcohol companies are among the first to test the new technology. More alcohol marketing globally, and also more hidden and sophisticated marketing, may be the result.


MenEngage Alliance established in Sri Lanka

- It was a successful event, bringing together a lot of individuals and NGOs willing to be a part of the new MenEngage Alliance, reports Samitha Sugathimala, gender coordinator of FISD; the Foundation for Innovative Social Development. FISD, together with CARE and Save the Children, have been instrumental in building up the new gender alliance in Sri Lanka.


Malawi – a natural policy experiment to draw lessons from

Civil society organizations can, when adequately resourced and supported, play an important and productive role in steering policy developments in a sound public-interest direction. This is the conclusion in a recently published article about Malawi in the International Journal on Alcohol and Drug Research.


Important step taken:

No Ordinary Commodity published in Mandarin language

The key publication to evidence-based alcohol policy interventions, Alcohol: No Ordinary Commodity, is now available also in Mandarin Chinese language. This is an important move towards spreading this knowledge base to much larger target groups. The book is now published in English, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish and Thai.

World Drug Report 2014:

Global drug use prevalence stable

The World Drug Report from UNODC is now available in its 2014 version. Drug use prevalence is stable around the world, concludes the report. Around 243 million individuals, or 5 per cent of the world’s population aged 15-64, are estimated having used an illicit drug in 2012.


World Drug Report 2014:

Control of precursor chemicals is a growing challenge

“Given the growing manufacture of synthetic drugs, the control of chemicals known as precursors, has emerged as a key supply control strategy. This is because the traditional approaches, such as eradication of illicit crops and alternative development, cannot be applied to synthetic drugs”.

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