In December 2014 the International Blue Cross received the ZEWO seal of approval. ZEWO is the Swiss certification body for charitable Organizations that collect donations. The seal of approval stands for:
- dedicated, efficient and effective use of resources
- transparent information and significant accounting
- independent and appropriate control structures
- open communication and fair...
The International Blue Cross wants to congratulate Finland among some of the first countries for achieving evidence-based legislation for alcohol marketing. Although the best model would have been to limit the advertising to solely product information, this is a major step to protect consumers.
Over the years the situation of alcohol advertising in Finland has changed as follows:
27 January 2015 - In many countries internet games, slot machines, computer games and betting are creating a new addiction problem. Gambling addictions may lead people and families to severe debts and therefore to severe problems. There is a large population of youth who play computer games and miss out on studying, socialising, working and even sleep due to these addictions. Their families feel helpless when they see young person’s life slipping away to a computer world. The challenge is that the world is full of mobile devices that enable access to games. How can somebody with games addition get away from these devices and start the recovery...