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New mega brewer will attack «hugely attractive markets» in the global South:Posted on: 12..11.2015
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.
"Masculinity in a Bottle":
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.
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.
“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.
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.