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

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).

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The human dignity and value of every human being: what does it mean for Morocco today?

from Global Newsletter - August 2016

The theme of dignity seems abstract on the surface but in fact it is at the heart of what should be the central concern of public policy not only in our country, Morocco, by also playing a decisive role on the agenda of all regional and international organizations concerned with human condition. It has direct relevance for the world development in the XXI century. It is also of the utmost importance to try to see the interaction of these two fundamental concepts: the dignity and value of the human being.

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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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Towards the World Conference on Social Work and Social Development 2016: in search of greater equity in the Latin America region

By Nelsida Marmolejos
from Global Newsletter - May 2016

Looking for practical solutions to address the vulnerabilities and perils they face daily, thousands of men and women have joined forces in an effort to achieve the improvement of their living conditions and well-being, upholding equity and social justice. The empowerment of people, meaningful involvement and participation became the key words for many civil society organizations striving to improve social development outcomes. The adoption by the United Nations of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda makes it imperative to find solutions that are responsive to the complexities, needs and capacities of individual countries, solutions that combine the economic, social and environmental dimensions while putting the highest priority on the eradication of poverty and on reducing inequality, while also aimed at saving the planet.

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European Accessibility Act

European Disability Forumfrom European Newsletter - Spring 2016

The European Disability Forum (EDF) is an independent NGO that represents the interests of 80 million Europeans with disabilities. EDF is a unique platform which brings together representative organisations of persons with disabilities from across Europe.

EDF welcomes the publication of the long awaited Accessibility Act by the European Commission. It is of key importance that the Accessibility Act takes the form of a Directive.

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