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Policies & Initiatives

One of the major goals of IAAP is to maximize the influence of IAAP on policy development in international organizations. 


United Nations

One way in which this goal is to be achieved is by enhancing the role and influence of IAAP on organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the International Labor Organization. IAAP will contribute to the development and implementation of social policies of the above organizations by increasing the participation of Divisions and members in conducting applied research  and publishing White Papers on topics of interest. IAAP will also increase the number of IAAP representatives to the UN in New York, Vienna and Geneva. 

Activities and reports from IAAP's United Nations Team are available through the United Nations pages.

The Call for UN-Relevant White Papers was issued in May, 2017.


Task Force on Terrorism 

The IAAP Board created a Task Force on Terrorism during its 2016 meeting in Yokohama.  Violence and terrorism are profoundly changing the world we live in, affecting our effectiveness, security and well-being. A better understanding of what spurs violence and terrorism in today’s world is needed to develop more effective approaches to thwart violence and terrorism in the world. 

Learn More About the Task Force