Web-based consultation on the implementation of the WHO global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol since its endorsement, and the way forward (Deadline: 4 November)

The following call published on the WHO Website is herewith reproduced, as a service to G2H2 members and partners:

“The Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, negotiated and agreed by WHO Member States in 2010 (Resolution WHA63.13), represents international consensus that reducing the harmful use of alcohol and its associated health and social burden is a public health priority. More information about the global strategy and its implementation can be found here.
Paragraph 3.d of decision 72(11) at the World Health Assembly in May 2019  requests the WHO Director-General to “to report to the Seventy-third World Health Assembly in 2020, through the Executive Board, on the implementation of WHO’s global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol during the first decade since its endorsement, and the way forward”.
During the discussions at the 72nd World Health Assembly, the WHO Director-General committed that “the report will be elaborated in full consultation and engagement with Member States” and requested that this be reflected accordingly in the official records. An overview of the process of developing the report can be found here.
To this end, the WHO Secretariat hosts a web-based consultation from 23 October 2019 until 4 November 2019 on a discussion paper dated 21 October 2019. Member States, UN organizations and non-State actors are invited to submit their comments through this web page or by e-mail to msb@who.int.  If you decide to respond by e-mail, all information asked for in the web form must be inserted in the e-mail for the submission to be valid. The response can be given in any of the six official languages of WHO: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese or Arabic. The consultation is not open to individuals.

All relevant contributions received will be published on this website. The comments received will be taken into consideration in the process of developing the above-mentioned report of the Secretariat and may serve as an input for informal consultation with Member States on the discussion paper scheduled for 11th November 2019.”

Source and access to submission form: WHO Website