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Policies & Initiatives

President of the International Association of Applied Psychology

One of the major goals of AICPC is to maximize the influence of AICPC 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 AICPC on organizations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the International Labor Organization. AICPC 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. AICPC will also increase the number of AICPC representatives to the UN in New York, Vienna and Geneva.
Activities and reports from AICPC 's United Nations Team are available through the United Nations pages.

Task Force on Terrorism
The AICPC 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.

Mission Statement
The mission of AICPC Representatives, as it relates to the AICPC Mission Statement*:
•    To communicate and share information/actions/policies and other activities of the UN and its agencies, the UN NGO community and other multiple stakeholders** and actors***, with the AICPC membership.
•    To communicate and bring to the UN and its agencies as well as multiple stakeholders and actors, deliberations, research, projects and information related to the science and practice of applied psychology and the UN NGO AICPC team, in order to assist in effectively addressing global issues and stimulate ideas about where AICPC member expertise can best be used and applied.
•    To become involved in, and initiate, projects and to form partnerships that are related to the goals of the UN, its agencies and multiple stakeholders and actors, that intersect with the field of applied psychology, as well as projects and goals of the divisions, and that broaden the well-being of populations.
•    To communicate and share messages about the UN and its agencies, the UN NGO community, and multiple stakeholders and actors, the role of applied psychology as well as the role and projects of the UN AICPC team to other psychologists and professionals in related fields, the broader general public, private sector and other stakeholders, locally, nationally and internationally.
* The AICPC Mission Statement is available here.

** A “stakeholder” is a term used widely in UN parlance. It refers, as in organizational psychology, to individuals, groups, organizations, or systems who become involved in a common mission which brings their individual goals together for a common exploration, action, or event, and who all affect or are affected by that experience.

*** An “actor” is also a term commonly used in UN parlance, which has a similar meaning to a “stakeholder” but is a more targeted term that refers to a person or entity more specifically involved in a particular action.