13 – 15 February 2012, Nonthaburi, Thailand.

The consumption of alcohol makes a significant contribution to alcohol related harm globally. In emerging markets and among younger groups increased consumption is apparent. The WHO Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol, endorsed by 193 countries in 2010, is an important milestone in global efforts to reduce harmful use of alcohol. Effective policy is still not implemented as widely as is needed. A concerted effort in controlling alcohol related harm will need to involve multiple partners, including academia, civil society organisations and government bodies. Global cooperation can play a significant role in supporting and complementing worldwide national and local actions.

The Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2011 is jointly organised by government, intergovernmental and the NGO sector. The Thai Ministry of Public Health, the World Health Organisation, the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance and the Thai Health Promotion Foundation are co hosts of the Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2011. The conference will be another important milestone for global alcohol control efforts following on from the endorsement of the WHO Global Strategy. The conference will bring together leaders from all over the world who are committed to working towards the development and implementation of effective alcohol policies that are guided and formulated by public health interests.

The International Blue Cross will participate in the Conference to share its wide experience on alcohol policy in developing countries.

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