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Setting Global Human Development Goals: The Role for Industrial-Organizational Psychology SIOP Representatives to the United Nations: Alexander Gloss, North Carolina State University John C. Scott, APTMetrics Deborah E. Rupp, Purdue University Lise Saari, New York University Lori Foster Thompson, North Carolina State University Mathian Osicki, IBM Drew Mallory, Purdue University Introduction and Overview of Current Activities The Society for Industrial and Organiza- tional Psychology (SIOP) United Nations (UN) team is hard at work building greater engagement with the UN system. The team recently held its annual meeting to brainstorm and strategize about the ways to both maximize SIOP’s benefit to this important international body and to build mutually beneficial forms of collaboration on addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues. In this article we discuss an important aspect of the UN’s work, namely, its role in setting global human development goals. This discussion pres- ents an important opportunity for SIOP to reflect about how it can engage with and support global priorities. Before discussing the issue of goals, we briefly review some of our current activities. The SIOP UN team has continued to se- lect, guide, and support teams of SIOP members who work to deliver pro-bono expertise and consulting services to the UN. For example, a team of SIOP members The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist is currently working to assist a UN agency with its talent management system. Sec- ond, the SIOP UN team is exploring ways to more fully engage SIOP members in supporting the UN Global Compact, which sets principles for the private sector and those who work closely with it. These prin- ciples address important issues of human rights, labor standards, and practices that support environmental sustainability and anticorruption (Cruse, 2010). Third, repre- sentatives of the SIOP UN team have led a group of SIOP members who worked to deliver the perspective of industrial-orga- nizational (I-O) psychology within a report sponsored by the United Nations Develop- ment Programme (UNDP) on the barriers to, and opportunities for, private sector efforts to reduce global poverty. This effort is discussed in depth by the Spotlight on Humanitarian Work Psychology column in this issue of The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (Thompson & Gloss, 2014). Finally, as detailed in previous issues, our team continues to coordinate its efforts with a coalition of psychology associations with NGO status similar to SIOP’s. 167