Advocating for effective alcohol policies

GAPA is a network of non-governmental organisations and people working in public health. Our goal is to reduce alcohol-related harm worldwide by promoting science-based policies independent of commercial interests.

GAPA Virtual Event 2022

GAPA will be organising a fully virtual event – the GAPA VE 2022 – over two days, 12-13 October 2022, across three time zones to enable participation from all parts of the world. Videoed key-note presentations will be shown in each time zone followed by a panel of invited speakers from each region. The first day will be the launch of Alcohol: no ordinary commodity, Third edition; and the second having a focus on cross border alcohol marketing.

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Global policy process

WHA adopts Global Alcohol Action Plan

On Friday 27 May, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted the Global Alcohol Action Plan, in the making for two years. GAPA welcomes the decision by the WHA.

Read about the Global Alcohol Action Plan

Policy position

GAPA support to WHF Policy Brief

GAPA congratulates the World Heart Federation with the publication of its policy brief: The Impact of Alcohol Consumption on Cardiovascular Health: Myths and Measures. In support of the policy brief GAPA issued the short statement.

Read the statement


GAPC 2023 to be held in Cape Town

The 7th Global Alcohol Policy Conference will be held 24 – 26 October 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa.

More about GAPC 2023


Successful GAPA Virtual Event

The GAPA VE was held 12-14 October 2021. Video keynote presentations and the report are available.

More about the sessions

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