at the United Nations

Conference Title, Theme, and Panels


Climate Change: Psychological Interventions
Promoting Mitigation and Adaptation
DATE: Thursday, 12 April 2018
TIME: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
PLACE: Conference Room 2
United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY


This program will consider ways that psychological theory, research and practice can mitigate against the deleterious impact that climate change and natural disasters have on individuals globally, address the human and systemic challenges climate change presents, help to develop resilient individuals and societies, and facilitate the
attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Speakers will include:


Speakers will include:

  • Susan Clayton, PhD, College of Wooster, Presentation Title: The Role of Psychology in Responding to Climate Change
  • Daniel Dodgen, PhD, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Presentation Title: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events:  The Impact on Mental Health and Well Being
  • Irina Feygina, PhD, Climate Central, LLC, Presentation Title: Psychological Contributions to Overcoming Disengagement and Fostering Compelling Solutions to Climate Change
  • Paul C. Stern, PhD, Social and Environmental Research Institute, Presentation Title: Changing the Behaviors that Drive Climate Change:  What People Need to Understand, and How to Promote Change

At this time, registration to attend the 11th Annual Psychology Day at the UN on 12 April has closed.

Only those who have registered will be provided a grounds pass to attend in person.

The conference will be live-streamed on webtv.un.org.


*** Important Information for All 11th Annual Psychology Day Attendees ***

In order to begin the conference proceedings on time, we ask that you plan to arrive at the United Nations Visitor’s Entrance between 1:45 to 2:30 PM on April 12th. Volunteers will be waiting to greet you outside the gate and will provide a visitor’s pass to the UN once you have shown proof of registration and a photo ID. Starting at 1:45 PM, registered attendees will be allowed to enter the United Nations Visitor’s Entrance, located at 1st Avenue and 47th Street in New York, NY. Volunteers will be present to greet attendees at the gate entrance. Attendees will need to bring a government-issued photo ID and the email you received confirming your registration in order to pick up a visitor’s pass at the gate before proceeding through security. Only those registrants who have picked up their visitor’s passes will be allowed to enter the UN premises. (Please note that to complete the security process, attendees will need to go through a metal detector. This link provides a list of what is prohibited by visitors to the UN: http://visit.un.org/content/security.) For a short video about what to expect, please consider viewing this video here, created for the Social Work Day at the UN.

Our program will begin promptly at 3:00 PM. Attendees arriving late will not be given entrance to the grounds and will not be seated. As such, we encourage attendees to arrive early and be patient while checking in and acquiring their visitor’s passes. Once through security, attendees will then proceed directly to Conference Room 2. We kindly remind all attendees to be respectful of volunteers and UN staff and not to wander or cause disruptions while on the premises.


Please check the website for details about registration and view the video below for further details. For specific inquiries about registration, email unpsychday@gmail.com

Accommodations for individuals with accessibility needs are as follows: Visitor's approaching the UN gate should plan to stop on the left side of the steps. Volunteers will be stationed there to greet visitors. The volunteers will provide a visitor's pass that is necessary to gain entry to the UN grounds. Visitor's may then proceed to the security gate by using the stairs or a ramp that is located to the right of the stairs leading to the grounds. Once past the gate, there are no steps on the way to an elevator. Volunteers will be stationed along the way to the conference room and will show you to the lower floor where the conference room is located. Once in the conference room, volunteers will make certain that anyone with disabilities will be seated on the ground floor of the conference room. If you will be requiring special seating, please let the volunteers know.

Thank you to the speakers, organizers, and attendees of the 10th Annual Psychology Day

held on Thursday, April 20th, 2017.

The webcast of the conference is now available online at UN Web TV



We thank you for your participation and hope to see you next year!

Psychology Day at the United Nations is a celebration of psychology in the context of the United Nations. It provides an opportunity for psychology to share with U.N. Permanent Missions, U.N. agencies, NGOs and the private sector the activities of psychologists at the U.N. and the role of psychology in addressing concerns of global importance. Psychology Day also introduces psychologists and psychology students to psychology's current and potential involvement in U.N. activities and issues.

Psychology Day 2018 Save-the-Date
Psychology Day 2018 Save-the-Date
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Psychology Day 2018 Program
Psychology Day 2018 Program
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Psychology Day 2018 Press Release
Psychology Day 2018 Press Release
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