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World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. (2020) Factsheet - Sustainable Development Goals: health targets. Alcohol consumption and sustainable development. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

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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.


Item Type
FactSheet
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
Policy
Date
18 November 2020
Publisher
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
Corporate Creators
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe
Place of Publication
Copenhagen
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