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Join the 2024 UN Behavioral Science Week

2024 UN Behavioural Science Week Poster

The UN Behavioural Science Group is excited to announce the 6th annual UN Behavioural Science (BeSci) Week, set to take place from June 3rd to 7th, 2024. Learn how 38 UN Entities are leveraging behavioural science in 15 webinars, free and open to anyone! Browse the website and agenda here and add all events to your calendar

Sessions will cover a wide array of topics, ranging from climate, health, peace and security to information integrity, organisational behaviour, digital technology, and more. The Week aims to increase understanding, collaboration and the application of behavioural science within the UN and beyond. 

Why behavioural science? 

Many of the challenges to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) rely on the need to change behaviour - whether it’s transitioning to clean energy, addressing unequal gender and social norms, bridging the formal-informal divide and decreasing the spread of false information. Behavioural science draws upon what we know about human behaviour and decision-making to better diagnose behavioural barriers and enablers to help people achieve their aims. 

Behavioural Science in the UN 

Since the launch of the Secretary-General’s Guidance Note on Behavioural Science during UN BeSci Week 2021, the application of behavioural science across the UN has gained momentum, sparking new initiatives and fostering increased cooperation among UN Entities. In 2023, behavioural science has also been integrated into the Secretary-General’s “UN 2.0”, which highlights its importance in creating a forward-thinking culture as one of five cutting-edge skills for the 21st century. 

We invite you to join us for UN Behavioural Week to explore, learn and apply the insights that behavioural science offers!

For more information and to register:

Visit the UN Behavioural Science Week website here