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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Global Actions: Commitments to Reduce Harmful Drinking. June 12, 2013

Global Actions in Focus
icap translated materials

The Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers’ Commitments to Reduce Harmful Drinking are available for readers to view in six languages: English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Russian, at both and In addition to the Commitments, several ICAP publications are available online and have been translated into numerous languages.

ICAP Issues Briefings are excellent tools that provide background information on specific topics relevant to alcohol policy and the Commitments. Alcohol Marketing and Young People, for example, is available to read in four languages: French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Alcohol-impaired Driving and Health Warning Labels are available in Spanish. Social Marketing and Alcohol has been translated in French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

ICAP recommends that the Issues Briefings be used in conjunction with ICAP's other Policy Tools, including the ICAP Blue Book and ICAP Policy Guides. ICAP Issues Briefings are updated on an ongoing basis. Visit the website regularly as more translated materials become available.

In addition to the ICAP Issues Briefings, the Toolkit for Working Together is available in French, German, and Spanish, and provides tools to facilitate cooperation between alcohol industry members and other stakeholders to reduce harmful drinking.

Key Recent Milestones

· Worldwide: The Global Actions Twitter gained 33 new followers in April and May, while the Global Actions Facebook page had 11,300 impressions and the ICAP Facebook page had 9,600 impressions during the same time frame.

What's Happening Next
· Nigeria: A Baseline Survey will be conducted by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and researchers from the University of Lagos during the week of June 24, 2013. Questionnaires and breath alcohol tests will be administered to approximately 500 petroleum tanker drivers in Lagos.