• Friends of the Disabled Organization
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    Friends of the Disabled: Advancing the rights of persons with disability

  • 56th session of the Commission for Social Development meets in New York
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    The 56th session of the Commission for Social Development meets in New York.

  • Global coalition for Social Protection Floors
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    Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors - Meeting in Nairobi, January 2018

  • SWSD2018
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    SWSD 2018: Social Work, Education and Social Development

  • ICSW
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    Welcome to the International Council on Social Welfare

  • Assessment-based National Dialogue
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    Assessment-based National Dialogue

  • Annual Meeting of the ICSW Board
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    Annual Meeting of the ICSW Board

  • ISCW Global Newsletter: June 2018
    The IMF and Social Protection
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  • European Newsletter: Spring 2018
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  • South Asia Newsletter: July - December 2017
    Special Article: Froth, Fire in Bengaluru Lakes and the Need of Ecosocial Transition By Mr. Uttam K Sahoo
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  • North East Asia: Fourth Edition 2017
    Age-Friendly Hong Kong
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  • East & Southern Africa Newsletter: June 2017 - September 2017
    Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Zambia
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icsw 202x187International Council on Social Welfare

The International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) is a non-governmental organization focused on advocacy, knowledge-building and technical assistance projects in various areas of social development carried out at the country level and internationally.

Created in 1928 in Paris to address complexities and challenges of social work, the ICSW has evolved through the years to embrace the major issues of social development, becoming a global organization committed to improving human well-being. Establishing common ground on issues of international significance, and acting with partners ICSW represents national and local organizations in more than 70 countries throughout the world working through its nine regional networks. Membership also includes major international organizations. By virtue of its constitution, ICSW operates as a democratic and accountable organization

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SWSD 2018 - Dublin Ireland


Dublin will host the Joint World Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference, for the first time, on the 4-7th July 2018 in the Royal Dublin Society. This major World conference is being organised on behalf of the International Federation of Social Workers, the International Schools of Social Work and the International Council on Social Welfare.

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Seoul Declaration from IASSW, ICSW & IFSW

The three partner organisations dealing with social policy, social work and social work education are committed to the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development in promoting a just and inclusive world and a sustainable environment in harmony with communities.

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Global Agenda

The Global Agenda

A collaborative initiative with IASSW, ICSW, IFSW.


Social Protection Floor

ICSW has adopted the SPF-I as its major agenda.

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Global conferences in social welfare and development.



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