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This fact sheet shows how alcohol consumption undermines commitments to achieve 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), impacting on a range of health-related indicators, such as child health, infectious diseases and road injuries as well as much broader range of indicators related to economic and social development, environment and equality.
The inclusion of a specific target on harmful use of alcohol (SDG 3.5: strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol) into the SDGs demonstrates the key role of alcohol within the global development agenda.
The factsheet highlights positive examples of Member States’
experiences. It provides a short overview of the most cost-effective and
feasible policy recommendations to reduce alcohol consumption and
alcohol-attributable burden in the WHO European Region, in line with the
European Action Plan to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol. It also suggests
some important resources for Member States. This factsheet was launched as part
of the European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm 2020.