• Women’s empowerment through education and training in the digital age: parallel event
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    Women’s empowerment through education and training in the digital age: parallel event

  • Michael Cichon
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    In Memoriam - Michael Cichon

  • International Congress on Social Policies 2022
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    International Congress on Social Policies 2022: The Challenge of Social Inclusion in Future Europe

  • ICSW statement on Ageism
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    Multi-stakeholder meeting on the human rights of older persons

  • ICSW statement against the war
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    ICSW statement against the war

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    Welcome to the International Council on Social Welfare

  • ISCW Global Newsletter: January 2023
    Addressing inequality predicament
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  • ISCW European Newsletter 4/2022
    International Congress on Social Policies 2022
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  • North East Asia: Seventh Edition 2020
    The Role of Social Innovation In Building Local Communities
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  • North America & Caribbean Newsletter - Summer 2020
    COVID-19 Two Part Edition
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  • South East Asia and Pacific - December 2018
    The World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable
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  • South Asia Newsletter: January - June 2018
    Special Article: The Complexities of Realising Transgender Identity in South Asia by Gayathri Krishna
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ICSW President's Message: Social Impact of COVID-19
Various social problems have emerged in the era of COVID-19


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ICSW European President: "Black Swan is Here"
Ronald Wiman's message about coronavirus.


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SPIAC-B Statement
A Joint Statement on the Role of Social Protection in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic


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Around the World
Additional articles on ICSW's response to COVID-19


Social Protection

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Addressing food insecurity in Africa and child-sensitive social protection


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Social Protection and Economic Reform Policies in Egypt


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The Social Situation in the MENA Region


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More Social Protection articles


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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Created in 1928 in Paris to address complexities and challenges of social work, the International Council on Social Welfare (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. Learn More