DIVISION NEWS

Psychology Day at the United Nations

Division 1 is proud to co-sponsor the fifth annual Psychology Day at the United Nations in New York City on April 19, 2012

By Nancy Felipe Russo

This year's theme is "Human Rights for Vulnerable People: Psychological Contributions and the United National Perspective."

Panels include:

  • Mental Health and Sustainable Development

  • Refugees and Psychosocial Wellbeing

  • Poverty Eradication in the Lives of Women and Children

Other co-sponsoring organizations include the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Association for Applied Psychology (IAAP), the International Council of Psychologists (ICP), the International Union of Psychological Sciences (IUpsy), the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), the Division of International Psychology, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, among others.

Nancy Felipe Russo will represent Division 1 at the conference. Other prominent Division 1 leaders involved in the conference include Janet Sigal, APA Representative to the UN and conference co-organizer, with Martin Butler (IAAP Representative), Florence Denmark (ICP Representative), and Merry Bullock (APA International Affairs).

Psychology Day at the United Nations provides opportunities for UN Ambassadors, staff, and other NGO representatives to learn about the work of psychologists at the UN as well as to become more informed about what psychology can offer to the United Nations. It also illustrates the contributions of psychology to solving problems around the world.

The conference is free, but space is limited. The deadline to register is April 12, 2012.