IAAP 2013 Quadrennial Report for United Nations ECOSOC

Box 1:  Introduction - your organization’s name and its geographical coverage (if different, since you received consultative status)

International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
President:  Jose Maria Piero, PhD
University of Valencia. Faculty of Psychology. IDOCAL Avenida Blasco Ibanez, 21 – Spain.  Telephone:  +34 620640206

Geographical Coverage:  Worldwide

Box 2:  Aims and purposes of the organization and its course of action and how you work to achieve those aims (if different, since you received consultative status)

No changes

Box 3:  Any change that may have had a significant impact (if different, since you received consultative status)

No changes

Box 4:  Your contribution to the work of the UN (your main activities over the past four years that are in support of the development agenda of ECOSOC and the United Nations at large)

All in New York City, USA unless otherwise specified:
Attended, participated in and reported on innumerable annual United Nations Commission meetings.
Met with United Nations agencies and governments to insure the inclusion of psychosocial issues in the United Nations agenda and to further the mission of IAAP
Drafted advocacy statements and signed IAAP as co-sponsor of statements at the United Nations.
Represented IAAP at, and served on Executive Committees and Boards of, United Nations Committees.
Participated in high-level United Nations meetings, e.g., on Happiness as a New Economic Paradigm.
Participated in the Planning Committee of the annual Psychology Day at the United Nations, and served as Co-Chairs, speakers and/or panelists.
Implemented partnership “field projects” in developing countries related to the United Nations MDGs and IAAP’s mission (see Boxes 6 and 7).
Attended/presented about IAAP’s United Nations-related work at international professional conferences.
Attended, participated in and reported on DPI Briefings and DPI/NGO Conferences.
Co-founded the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations.
Geneva, Switzerland:  Attended and participated in United Nations Office at Geneva presentations, NGO Briefings and other regular meetings on different thematic issues, trade, development, labour and health.

Special section on the work of the IAAP United Nations team, regularly in the IAAP Bulletin, e.g.
2010:  Beiglbock, W.  & Feselmayer, S. Addiction at Work – A Challenge for Occupational Health Psychology. In: Antoniou, A.-S. G., Cooper, C.L., Chrousos, G.P., Spielberger, Ch.D., Eysenck, M.W. (Eds.) Handbook of Managerial Behavior and Occupational Health. Cheltenham, UK:  Edward Elgar Publ.
2012:  Nemeth, D.G., Hamilton, R.B., and Kuriansky, J. (Ed.)  Living in an Environmentally Traumatized World:  Healing Ourselves & Our Planet.  Santa Barbara:  Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
2012:  Reichman, W. and Berry, M.O.  The Evolution of I/O Psychology.  In Carr, S.C., MacLachlan, M., and Furnham, A. (Eds.)  Humanitarian Work Psychology.  Basingstoke, UK:  Palgrave-Macmillan.
2012:  Saner, R. and Yiu, L.  The New Diplomacies and Humanitarian Work Psychology.  In Carr, S.C., MacLachlan, M., and Furnham, A. (Eds.)  Humanitarian Work Psychology.  Basingstoke, UK:  Palgrave-Macmillan.
2013:  Reichman, W., Berry, M.O., Cruse, S., and Lytle, M.C.  It Takes a World to Sustain a World:  International Organizations’ Contributions to Achieving Corporate Environmental Sustainability.  In Huffman, A.H. and Klein, S.R. (Eds.)  Green Organizations:  Driving Change with I-O Psychology.  New York:  Routledge.

Box 5:  Your participation in the fora of the UN (participation in the work of the Council and its subsidiary bodies, including oral and written statements; proposals of agenda items; organization of parallel NGO meetings or side events)

All in New York City, USA, unless otherwise specified:
Participation in United Nations Commissions (selected examples):

2010:  1-10 March, Commission on the Status of Women:  Co-sponsored Parallel Event (“Keys to Women’s Empowerment: Mental Health and Human Rights”); panelists at Side Event (“The Critical Role of Women in the Attainment of the Millennium Goals”).
2012:  2 February, Commission for Social Development:  Submitted written statement with Psychology Coalition, “Psychological Contributions for the Eradication of Poverty.”
2012:  27 February-5 March, Commission on the Status of Women:  Submitted written statement (“Psychological Perspectives on the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls as a Strategy for Eradicating Poverty”); organized/participated in Side Event (“Transforming Communities through Psychosocial Empowerment of Poor Rural Women and Girls”).
2012:  23 April-4 May, Commission on Sustainable Development:  Submitted written statement with Psychology Coalition, “Psychological Contributions for the Achievement of Sustainable Development.”
Other United Nations Meetings:
2010:  7 October, International Day of Older Persons:  IAAP Team member honoured at luncheon.
2010-2012:  Vienna, Austria – Attended Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
2012: March-April – Contributed to the Preparatory Hearings for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) XIII; organized Side Event during UNCTAD XIII 2012:  Doha, Qatar – Organized Side Event during UNCTAD XIII.
2012: 9 July, Held Side Event on “Leveraging Psychology to Eradicate Poverty by Promoting Decent Work” CR6 NLB, during the ECOSOC High Level Segment on “Promoting productive capacity, employment and decent work to eradicate poverty in the context of inclusive sustainable and equitable economic growth at all levels for achieving the MDGs”; and submitted written statement (jointly with the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology).
2012:  14 September, General Assembly High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace:  Submitted written statement (“Psychological Contributions to Building Cultures of Sustainable Peace”).
2012:  Geneva, Switzerland – September, World Trade Organization (WTO) Open Forum.  Organized panel: “Multilaterialism vs. Plurilateralism in Global Trade Negotiation.”

Other Conferences:
2010, 2012:  Melbourne, Australia, and Cape Town, South Africa – Presented about UN and IAAP team activities at International Congress of Applied Psychology.
2010:  Melbourne, Australia, 30 August-1 September – Presented at DPI/NGO Conference, “Advance Global Health:  Achieving the MDGs”; and launched new website, “Psychology for Global Health.”
2010 2011: August-September- Directed the International Student Journalism Program at United Nations DPI/NGO conferences, and at CILA 2009 in Dominican Republic.
2011, 2012: Presented at the United Nations Youth Conference.
2012, April 2: Invited as civil society representatives to the United Nations High Level Meeting about Happiness as a new economic paradigm.
2009, 2012:  Los Angeles, USA: Presented at the First Ladies of Africa Health Summits, held in association with United Nations Office of Partnerships.
2010-2012:  Participated on United Nations Committees (e.g., Mental Health, Ageing, Family, Sustainable Development, Narcotics).
2010-2012, April: Participated on Planning Committee, presented on panels at Annual Psychology Day at the United Nations, and served as co-chairs.
2011-2012:  Co-founded the Psychology Coalition at the United Nations (PCUN), a collaborative effort among several psychology NGOs accredited at the United Nations, to educate and advocate for the role of psychology at the United Nations.

Box 6:   Your cooperation with UN Bodies (preparation of, or contribution to, research papers and studies; joint sponsorship of meetings; humanitarian activities or operational projects; financial assistance received from or given to the United Nations)

2010-2012:  New York City, USA: Presented at “Brown Bag” lunch discussions organized by the United Nations Interagency Framework Team for Coordination on Preventive Action .
2010:  19 July, Geneva, Switzerland – Book vernissage, “Inter-Ministerial Coordination and Stakeholder Consultation of Trade Policy Making,” held at WTO.
2010:  19 October, Geneva, Switzerland – Roundtable on “Sustainable Tourism, Green Jobs and Adaptation to Climate Changes:  Possible Linkages?” held with International Association for Trade and Sustainable Development and the Least Developed Countries of the WTO.
2010-2012:  Vienna, Austria – Represented IAAP at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
2012-2012:  Geneva, Switzerland – Worked with the Global Forum on Migration & Development.
2010-2012:  New York City, USA – Two IAAP reps are Board Members of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (CoNGO).
2012:  Geneva, Switzerland – IAAP reps participated in the 2012 Board Meeting of CoNGO, and were engaged in the United Nations Commission on Trade and Development XIII consultation process.
2012:  Vienna, Austria – One IAAP rep elected a Vice President of CoNGO.
2010-2012: Haiti and Japan – Humanitarian projects initiated for psychosocial disaster recovery.
2012: New York City, USA – Meetings with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization about disaster recovery efforts; coverage of World Health Organization QualityRights campaign.
2009-2011: Lesotho, Africa – Co-developed Girls Empowerment Programme in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund on the ground.

See also Boxes 5 and 7

Box 7:  Your initiatives taken in support of the MDGs (all initiatives undertaken by your organization in support of internationally agreed development goals, in particular, the MDGs; also your activities in support of global principles, including your advocacy work)

See Box 4 regarding Commission activities, which include advocacy.

2010-2011:  Dominican Republic and Haiti – Youth Program with NGO, Transformative Global Learning.
2010-2012:  Haiti - Field project developing a school and clinic; joint disaster recovery program with children in Haiti and Japan.
2010-2012:  Lesotho, Africa – Co-developed and evaluated Girls Empowerment Programme focused on HIV/AIDS risk reduction/prevention and entrepreneurial training.
2009-2012:  Los Angeles, USA - Collaboration in projects and Health Summits of US Doctors for Africa, regarding maternal and child health and women’s empowerment.