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Alcohol Policy and the WHO

During the Sixty-third session of the World Health Assembly, held in Geneva in May 2010, the 193 Member States of WHO reached an historical consensus on a global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol by adopted resolution WHA63.13. The adopted resolution and endorsed strategy gives guidance to both Member States and to the WHO Secretariat on ways to reduce the harmful use of alcohol.

Follow the process for implementing the WHA 61.4 resolution and preparing a draft global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol here

For more information, go to the WHO's global website or the WHO's regional European website.

Resources

Global Information System on Alcohol and Health- GISAH

http://apps.who.int/ghodata/?theme=GISAH

The WHO Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) provides easy and rapid access to a wide range of alcohol-related health indicators

Eurocare Press Releases

20/05/2010

Eurocare welcomes the adoption of Global Alcohol Strategy by the WHO

Geneva, 20 May 2010. At its sixty-third World Health Assembly, the 193 Member States of the World Health Organization have adopted, in a consensus vote, the eagerly awaited Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol.

News

13/05/2014

WHO calls on governments to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases

Worldwide, 3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol, says a new report launched by WHO today.

27/03/2014

Opening the door to alcohol industry lobbying - what’s wrong with the new WHO policy proposals

WHO has published a draft proposal for a set Framework and set of policies to address its engagement with Non Sate Actors (NSAs[i]). Member States are being invited to discuss these proposals at WHO’s HQ in Geneva on 27th and 28th March. Public Interest NGOs are not invited.

27/03/2012

WHO Europe with new report on “Alcohol in the European Union”

“The take home message from this new report is that the alcohol-related burden on health in Europe is avoidable “, says Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe

20/02/2012

From the Global Alcohol Strategy to National and Local Action

Eurocare took part in the Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Bangkok, February 13-15.

06/01/2012

WHO Bulletin addressing Global Fund and lack of conflict of interest

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) has recently included SABMiller, the world’s second largest brewer by sales volume, as a recipient for an education intervention which is aiming to minimize alcohol-related harm, such as HIV prevention, among men in drinking establishment.

22/09/2011

Eurocare welcomes UN resolution on Non-communicable Diseases

Eurocare warmly welcomes the resolution titled “Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases”

21/09/2011

Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol adopted by 53 countries in Europe

A new action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol was adopted at the WHO European Region meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12 to 15 September 2011.