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Alcohol: a global concern

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:

A Win-Win Measure for Financing Development

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.


"Masculinity in a Bottle":

An invitation to men to discuss masculinity and drinking habits

FORUT has launched “Masculinity in a bottle”, a material which looks at gender roles and alcohol in an integrated manner, and with a particular focus on masculinity. The manual can be used to involve men in changing harmful masculine behaviour.


New national alcohol policy alliance established in Sierra Leone

Last Wednesday the Sierra Leone Alcohol Policy Alliance was launched at a big national conference in the capital Freetown. The new alliance will now push for a national alcohol policy. Only a few days earlier a similar alliance for Sri Lanka was launched, also with the acronym SLAPA; Sri Lanka Alcohol Policy Alliance. 


GAPC calls for a national and global push for stronger alcohol policies

“No responsible government can ignore the dramatic consequences that alcohol use has for the health and wellbeing of its people. It is a primary task for governments to protect the health of their citizens.” With this strong opening statement Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon set the tone for the rest of the Global Alcohol Policy Conference (GAPC) in Edinburgh last week. The First Minister in particular supported the idea of Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol, a very hot political topic in Scotland right now.


Conference declaration from GAPC 2015 in Scotland

With music from a traditional Scottish bagpipe the participants at GAPC in Edinburgh were encouraged to bring the Conference Declaration out to their respective countries, constituencies and communities. 

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