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

  • Assessment-based National Dialogue
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    Assessment-based National Dialogue

  • Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to host the SWSD2020 Conference
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    Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) to host the SWSD2020 Conference

  • ICSW
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    Welcome to the International Council on Social Welfare

  • Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors
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    Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors

  • ICSW Global Events
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    ICSW Global Events

  • ISCW Global Newsletter: October 2017
    ICSW SEAP joins the 12th ASEAN GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare and Development
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  • European Newsletter: Autumn 2017
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  • North East Asia: Fourth Edition 2017
    Age-Friendly Hong Kong
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  • South Asia Newsletter: April - June 2017
    Special Article: Socio-environment Conflicts in India
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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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