• ICSW Elections 2020
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    ICSW Elections 2020

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    SWESD2020 Conference Postponement - November 8/11, 2020

  • Reflections on the Next Global Agenda
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    As we enter a new decade we want to stimulate conversation about our priorities

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    Welcome to the International Council on Social Welfare

  • Call For Expressions of Interest to Host the 2022 Joint World Conference
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    Call For Expressions of Interest to Host the 2022 Joint World Conference

  • The World Social Work Day celebrated in Bangkok
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    The World Social Work Day celebrated in Bangkok

  • ISCW Global Newsletter: April 2020
    President's Message - Pandemic Times by Eva Holmberg Herrström
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  • European Newsletter: Spring 2020
    A Messge from ICSW Europe President - "A Black Swan is Here!"
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  • North America & Caribbean Newsletter - Autumn 2018
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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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  • North East Asia: Fourth Edition 2017
    Age-Friendly Hong Kong
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ICSW President's Message: Pandemic Times
Covid-19 is spreading very fast around the globe by direct contact between people.


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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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ICSW Executive Director: Reflections on COVID-19
As we stand in this crisis, some aspects seem to occur. I want to focus on five of them.



Dublin Declaration

Adopted by the ICSW General Assembly in Dublin at the commemoration ceremony devoted to the 90th anniversary of the ICSW, 7th July 2018

Established in 1928, the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) is one of the oldest international non-governmental organizations aimed at promoting social development, social justice and social welfare everywhere in the world.

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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

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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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