Management of substance abuse

Second meeting of the WHO Global counterparts network on harmful use of alcohol

Following the Sixty-third World Health Assembly endorsement of the Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol in May 2010, a global network of national counterparts was established for implementation of the global strategy, followed by development of networks in four WHO regions The global network was inaugurated and working mechanisms established at its first meeting in Geneva in February 2011.

As the next step towards strengthening the global network and building capacity to create, enforce and sustain the necessary policy and implementation mechanisms, the Second meeting of the global network will take place at WHO headquarters in Geneva 12 - 14 May 2014.

During the Second meeting of the global network of national counterparts, particular attention will be given to sharing experiences in implementing the policy options at national and international levels and capacity building using the WHO tools and training materials developed for this purpose. The Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 will be launched during the meeting.