ICSW Global Newsletter

ICSW Global Newsletter called Global Cooperation is posted each month. It gives our network up to date information on ICSW's work at global, regional and local levels as well as international events. Readers appreciate learning how to better connect and cooperate to promote social development.

Global Social Policy Journal (GSP)

ICSW supports the Global Social Policy Journal. In particular, ICSW sponsors a section called "Southern Voices" as part of the "GSP Digest". A new "GSP Digest" appears each four months and can be found in 'What's NEW?'.

ICSW acknowledges that the ICSW sponsorship has been made possible through grants from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Regional Newsletters

In the ICSW structure we have nine geographic regions headed by a regional president. The members in the different regions are furnished with a newsletter. This page takes you to past newsletters from the ICSW Europe region.

Global Programmes

Traditionally, ICSW Global Programmes serve as forward -looking frameworks, providing key guideposts for policy action globally and regionally. They are prepared in a bottom-up manner, with inputs provided by the members, and extensive network-wide discussions. At the same time after the new Global Programme is adopted it is expected that regional organizations use it as a basis for their activities, in accordance with their own objectives and priorities.

Annual Reports

The ICSW annual report reflects on achievements in global and regional programmes and activities. This page will open the series of annual reports on ICSW work.

  • Annual Reports in archive section

Social Development Review

Social Development Review Journal ICSW published the Social Development Review journal from 1996 to 2004. The archive contains all editions which focus on global social and economic development issues.

World Summit for Social Development 1995

The World Summit for Social Development (WSSD) was held in Copenhagen in 1995. The Summit concentrated on four core issues - poverty alleviation, unemployment, social exclusion and an enabling environment for social development The section contains information from ICSW, other civil society organizations, UN and intergovernmental bodies as well as governmental bodies represented at the WSSD. The section reports on the WSSD and its subsequent implementation and monitoring.

Financing for Development

In December 1999 the UN General Assembly agreed to a collaboration between the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to find ways to improve the financing of development. This section of the website provides information on the Financing for Development process as well as civil society's views and recommendations.

Other Publications

ICSW has produced many more publications on varied themes in social development, social welfare and social justice. All these publications can be viewed in this section.