The first Psychology Day at the United Nations was held in 2007 to celebrate psychology in the context of the United Nations. In addition to demonstrating the utility and importance of psychology in addressing global concerns, it also provides an opportunity for psychologists to share accumulated activities and information with the U.N. Permanent Missions, U.N. agencies, NGOs and the private sector.
This year’s annual Psychology Day at the United Nations featured speakers from Columbia University, the Arab Regional Center for Research, UNICEF, and many other organizations, focusing on forced migration at the international level. The conference theme, “From Vulnerability to Resilience: Using Psychology to Address the Global Migration Crisis,” culminated in two main panel topics: (a) Cultural integration in the process of resettlement, and (b) Children, youth, and the migration crisis.
A webcast of the conference can be found here: webtv.un.org or on the following facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/unpsychologyday/
More information about this year’s psychology day can also be found here: http://www.unpsychologyday.com/
If you missed it this year, be sure to check it out!