The Joint Steering Committee, representing the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) for organising and hosting the 2022 Joint International Conference on Social Work and Social Development (SWSD2022).
The Presidents of International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) are delighted to announce their ongoing joint commitment to the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social development and that the three organizations will be jointly holding world conferences in 2022 and 2024 with the expectation that joint conferences will continue into the future. It was agreed that whenever possible the world conferences will be rotated by the region. While there is no criterion for any of the partner organizations to have local member in the conference host country, attention should be given by the conference host to assist with the development of local members for each of the global members. In 2022 other partners can be involved at the subcommittee level such as the Programme Committee. In 2024 a global service-user organization will be invited as an equal partner with IASSW, ICSW and IFSW as the global hosts of the world conference.
Dear Social Workers of Iran,
As you celebrate Social Work Day 2019 we join you by sending our warmest wishes. As social workers around the world form a global community working for equitable decent well-being for all, some core values are equally shared: The dignity of all, social justice and human rights.
Even if the work will be varied based on different conditions for social work as well as society as such around the globe, the core concerns remain similar for a profession striving towards opportunities and realisation of human potential for all people.
The World Social Work Day 2019 for the Asia and Pacific was celebrated at the United Nations Convention Centre on 4th April 2019. The event was organized by the Department of Social Development and Welfare, Government of the Kingdom of Thailand in collaboration with the National Council on Social Welfare of Thailand (NCSWT), member of ICSW. Prof. P.K.Shajahan, Vice President ICSW was invited by the Government of Thailand upon suggestion by the ICSW SEAP president Mr. Chinchai Cheecheroen. The event was attended by social workers, social work educators and social work students from the Asia and the Pacific and officials from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and Department of Social Development and Welfare, Government of Kingdom of Thailand.
The 36th Social Work Day at the UN was celebrated on 1 April 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Organized by International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), it was attended by several hundred students, social workers and social development practitioners. Its topic was chosen to highlight importance of human relationships--the priority theme of the Global Agenda for Social Policy and Social Development, adopted by the IASSW, ICSW and IFSW, with special emphasis on policies and programs to protect children.
The speakers represented three main groups of stakeholders working on issues of child welfare at the UN: member states of the United Nations, UN secretariat and specialized agencies of the UN, and civil society organizations.
The program of the event is attached.
The panel discussion was recorded by the UN TV and is available here.