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.
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Promoting Well-being in the 21st Century:
Psychological Contributions for Social, Economic,
and Environmental Challenges
DATE: Thursday, 20 April 2017
TIME: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
PLACE: To be determined
United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY
In 2015, the United Nations established the goal of securing mental health and well-being as a key global priority, integrating it into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This program will consider ways theory, research, and practice in the Psychology of Wellbeing can increase the welfare of individuals globally to facilitate achievement of the SDGs, and address the challenges of contemporary social, economic, and environmental systems. In response to the Social threat of violence, the speaker will discuss psychological strategies to develop and strengthen peace and social harmony at the local and international level. In response to the Economic threat of dominance by an ascendant class, the speaker will discuss research on ways to increase and protect well-being for diverse and underserved groups. In response to the Environmental threat of climate change, the speaker will cover strategies for active coping with the consequences of environmental instability and for supporting adherence to the principles of the Paris Accord.