Recent SPSSI UN/NGO Statements
Meeting Mental Health Needs in an Unequal World 2021
A Statement to commemorate World Mental Health Day 2021 initiated by the Psychology Coalition of NGOs having consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and co-sponsored by the following NGOs: SPSSI, European Health Society.
SPSSI Submits Statement to UN on Disparities in Policing, 2021
In mid-May of 2021, SPSSI's UN Committee submitted a statement to the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at the United Nations, which was meeting for its 30th session. The statement provides insight into how psychological research can be used to help reduce disparities in the use of excessive force by law enforcement due to systemic racism.
SPSSI Submits Statement to UN Secretary-General Calling for a More Robust Focus on the Elimination of Systemic Racism, Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, 2020
In October of 2020, SPSSI submitted a statement to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that calls for the the UN to integrate the elimination of systemic racism and racial and ethnic discrimination into the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. The statement has been endorsed by more than 80 non-governmental organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the International Association for Applied Psychology, the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and the International Council of Psychologists.
SPSSI Endorses Statement Submitted to United Nations on COVID-19 Recovery, 2020
In May of 2020, SPSSI signed on to a statement submitted by the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO) entitled "COVID-19: Building Back Better." In the 2-page statement, 130+ NGOs "call on the 193 UN Member States to renew their commitment to the UN and to turn this international crisis into an opportunity, using it as a starting point to rebuild economies that are inclusive, and based on sustainable production and consumption."