Alcohol is an obstacle to achieving 13 out of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 52 of 169 targets.
A major obstacle to sustainable human development:
- Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide every year, representing 5.9 % of all deaths.
- That means every 10 seconds a human being dies because of alcohol.
Through its multiple negative public health, social and economic impacts, alcohol is a major obstacle to development and all three dimensions of development: social, environmental and economic.