Psychologists Celebrate the 5th Annual Psychology Day at the United Nations
New York, NY, April 9, 2012 - Psychologists who represent NGOs (non-governmental organizations) at the United Nations will hold the 5th AnnualPsychology Day at the United Nations on April 19, 2012.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Human Rights for Vulnerable People: Psychological Contributions and the United Nations Perspective.”The topic was chosen because achieving human rights is an ongoing major mission of the United Nations and its extended community. The meeting will be held at the UN Church Center located at 777 UN Plaza on First Avenue and 44th Street, across the street from UN headquarters in New York City, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Psychology Day at the United Nations is an annual event sponsored by psychology organizations that have Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI) and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The event offers UN staff, ambassadors and diplomats, NGO representatives, members of the public and private sectors, students, invited experts, guests, media and other stakeholders, the opportunity to learn what psychologists contribute to the United Nations, to exchange ideas and to establish partnerships on global issues.
“Psychology plays a major role in achieving the global goals of the United Nations as well as of civil society,” says Martin Butler, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the 2012 Psychology Day at the UN and NGO Representative to the United Nations for the International Association of Applied Psychology. “We are very pleased that this year’s Psychology Day at the UN brings many academicians and advocates together with UN staff to exchange psychological principles and United Nations perspectives on the crucial topic of human rights for vulnerable peoples.”
To read more, visit the UN’s information page.