8 May 2019

Unlocking your Emotions to Achieve the SDGs

What if there was a tool that could help countries avoid war and heal post-conflict, help communities work more closely together and help people have better interpersonal relationships, care more about their environment and be better global citizens?  This tool already exists – it’s called Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ). There are many definitions of Emotional Intelligence, but broadly EI is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in an effective and positive way.

In this week-long series, UNAI explored the many aspects of Emotional Intelligence and how it can be applied in diverse settings and taught to anyone to help build empathy and achieve a better world. 

Folllow the links below to watch our interviews with:

On Friday 17 May 2019, UNAI hosted a half-day conference on using Emotional Intelligence to achieve the SDGs from 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.. At the conference, experts in the field of Emotional Intelligence as well as representatives from civil society discussed the need for these skills if we hope to achieve a more peaceful and prosperous world. Watch the event on demand at UN Web TV!