For its 28th edition, the International Congress of Applied Psychology has gathered 4,500 participants from over 100 countries.
The Organizing and Scientific Committees would like to thank all participants, chairs and presenters for their extraordinary commitment and wonderful enthusiasm in preparing and holding this scientific event.
Special thanks also to the institutions and organisations that have given their endorsement to this congress and to the exhibitors that have engaged in and supported ICAP 2014.
ICAP 2014 Declaration for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-2030
Following the United Nations’ Round Table - which took place on the 11 of July 2014 - the following Declaration for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-2030 was voted unanimously by the 4,500 participants during the Closing Session of the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) on July 13th 2014 in Paris.We - 4,500 psychologists
from 100 countries convened at the 28thInternational Congress of
Applied Psychology (ICAP) held 8-13 July 2014 in Paris, France, on the
topic “From Crisis to Sustainable Well-Being”-affirm our support for the
United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for 2015-2030 and support
the contribution of psychology to these SDGs: to end poverty
everywhere; to promote economic growth and decent work for all; to
reduce inequality; to tackle climate change; to promote sustainable
ecosystems; and to attain gender equality, quality education, and
peaceful and inclusive societies and justice for all.
We also affirm that mental health and well-being is fundamental to the
achievement of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals. Therefore, we
urge the United Nations to specify in the document that where
appropriate, the word “health” refers to “physical and mental health and
well-being”, consistent with the World Health Organization (WHO)
definition of health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social
well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
We further urge the United Nations to include in the chapeau of the
final document, among the rights listed, including the rights to food
and the rule of law, to affirm the “right to the highest standard of
physical and mental health and well-being.”In the way forward - towards
identifying the indicators and means of implementation of these
Sustainable Development Goals -we affirm that psychological science and
practice has much to contribute to achieve “the future we want”.
Save the date now for the next edition!
The 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP 2018) will take place in Montréal, Canada, from 23-30, 2018: www.icap2018.com