Global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol
On 21 May 2010, delegations from all 193 Member States of World Health Organization (WHO) reached consensus at the World Health Assembly on a global strategy to confront the harmful use of alcohol. The Sixty-third session of the World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA63.13, which endorses the global strategy.
The Global strategy to reduce harmful use of alcohol is available in:
English pdf, 3.88Mb
French pdf, 3.89Mb
Spanish pdf, 3.89Mb
Russian pdf, 5.44Mb
Arabic pdf, 3.88Mb
Chinese pdf, 6.47Mb
Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011
The Global status report on alcohol and health (2011) presents a comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States. The Global Status report without country profiles pdf, 1.81Mb.
Country profiles by WHO Region:
Africa pdf, 420kb
The Americas pdf, 358kb
Eastern Mediterranean pdf, 337kb
Europe pdf, 939kb
South-East Asia pdf, 999kb
Western Pacific pdf, 2.07Mb
A 2012 WHO publication which takes a look at effective alcohol policies in Europe.
Alcohol and Public Health in the Americas [pdf 1.05Mb]
A 2007 WHO publication that takes a look at alcohol related harm and policies in the Americas and how to reduce alcohol-related harm.
Prevention of Harm from Alcohol Use [pdf 6.66Mb]
A 2003 WHO publication looking at alcohol use in the South-East Asia Region. It offers suggestions on what can be done on the individual, community and government level to protect people from the harmful use of alcohol.