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.
by Ms. Grace Chan
from Global Newsletter - April 2017
Population ageing is an important phenomenon that generates economic, social and personal challenges for societies. The associated demographic changes also call for developing new products and services designed to meet the needs of an increasing number of older adults. We expect technological innovations to enhance the effectiveness of our health and long-term care systems, improve the quality of life of the older population and, at the same time, create a new page for the associated societal changes.
by Christopher Dapaah
Excerpt from Global Newsletter - September 2016
In many African countries communities have increasingly recognized child marriage as a serious challenge. Child marriage disproportionately affects young girls, who are much more likely to be married as children compared to young boys. For many of these girls marriage before the age of 18 or younger is a personal, life-changing tragedy having a devastating and long-lasting impact.
Joint World Conference for Social Work and Social Development, 2020, with the Theme:
Promoting Human Relationships
The Joint Steering Committee, representing the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) for organising and hosting the 2020 Joint International Conference on Social Work and Social Development (SWSD2020). This biennial conference is organized by agreement of the three organizations (IASSW, ICSW, and IFSW) and reflects a history of inter-organizational cooperation. Under the current agreement, the first conference was held in Hong Kong, China in 2010, the second in Stockholm, Sweden in 2012, the third in Melbourne, Australia in 2014 and the forth in Seoul, Republic of Korea in 2016. The 2018 conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland. The conference is generally held in the month of July and anticipated to attract a minimum of 1,500 participants, but can be as high as 3,500 (Hong Kong).