The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) United Nations team seeks to bring theory, research, and practice of work psychology to support the achievement of the United Nations mandates.

Volunteer Opportunities to Support SIOP’s work with the United Nations

There are a number of ways you can volunteer to support SIOP’s work with the United Nations -- at the organizational, group, or individual level!

SIOP UN Committee’s Role

Educate, advocate, and make direct contributions to the programs and goals of the United Nations Economic and Social Counsel (ECOSOC).

Strategic Goals

  1. To support the United Nations in achieving its mandate through high quality solutions to address humanitarian and development issues within United Nations common system through I/O psychology expertise (aligned with SIOP Goals 1, 2 & 4)
  2. In conjunction with the United Nations common system, set up organized infrastructure for facilitating pro bono work with SIOP (aligned with SIOP goals 2 and 3)
  3. Form multi stakeholder partnerships with the UN common system to identify potential projects where SIOP members can apply I/O knowledge to aid the UN common system in mandate delivery (aligned with SIOP goals 1, 2, 3)
  4. Engage in internal development and succession planning.

SIOP-UN Committee

Committee Members

Julie Olson-Buchanan (Chair) – NYC
Morrie Mullins - NYC
Mathian Osicki – NYC
Mark Poteet
Nabila Sheikh – NYC
Stuart Carr – Geneva
Lori Foster – Geneva
Ines Meyer – Geneva

Members Emerituss

Deborah Rupp
Lise Saari
John Scott

Honorary Committee Members

Walter Reichman

Partner Associations

Psychology Coalition of NGOs Accredited at the United Nations (PCUN)

International Association of Applied Psychology

Global Organisation for Humanitarian Work Psychology


Aimee Lace
Drew Mallory
Dan Maday




The Corporate Social Responsibilty and Humanitarian/Pro-Social I-O Psychology Registry

United Nations Global Compact

2016 Communication on Engagement

TIP Article: Attention All I-O Programs: It's Time to Join the United Nations Global Compact

I-O Psychology and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

See our video here.

An overview of accomplishments and remaining challenges from the last set of goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), is included here.

UN Women

SIOP Statements to the UN

SIOP Statement to the UN Economic and Social Council on Living Wages

The Aging Workforce

Humanitarian Work Psychology: Concepts to Contributions (SIOP White Paper series, April 2013)

Current Partnerships

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Currently Pursuing/Seeking Partnerships with:

International Labour Organization (ILO)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)