Press Release – Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development October 2020

As President of ICSW, I am delighted that that the Global Agenda initiated in 2010 has now become a global movement. During the past months ICSW has conducted extensive consultation through our Regional and National bodies and I'm glad that we have finally arrived at the Global Agenda for next decade, 2020-2030. The two ICSW members of the task force led by Abye Tassé, Tapio Salonen and P.K. Shajahan, have offered an important contribution to the definition of the general frame "Co-building social transformation" and of the first theme. The choice of Ubuntu is especially timely at this juncture because of the global socio-political tensions heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. I look forward to the collaboration of the social welfare community to strengthen social solidarity and global connectedness through our joint effort.

Eva Holmberg-Herrström


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Press Release - Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development, October 2020 (PDF - 307kb)

ICSW NEA COVID-19 Webinar on - 29th July 2020

To enhance information and knowledge sharing, and to explore possible collaboration in regional/ global level to overcome COVID-19, ICSW North East Asia Region is going to host the “ICSW NEA COVID-19 Webinar on COVID-19: Welfare Challenges and Response” aiming to help the regional welfare sector to exchange valuable experience and identify good initiatives in response to the pandemic.

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Consultation Document - Global Agenda on Social Work and Social Development

To ICSW members,

Please find attached a Consultation Document on the Global Agenda on Social Work and Social Development. This consultation process should be finished by end July so the Tripartite Task Force can continue working on it in August to present a plan for the 3 organisations in September.

We hope that the ICSW membership will engage broadly in this process both now and as we move further into the new decade.

Please observe the special email address for contributions at the end of the attached document.

Thank you and stay safe

Tom Johannesen
Executive Director, ICSW

Strengthening the Global Agenda 2020-2030 During the Global Pandemic Crisis and Beyond - REVISED GLOBAL CONSULTATION (pdf)

ICSW Elections 2020

To ICSW Member organisations, ICSW Board, ICSW Management Committee

The ICSW Joint World Conference in Rimini, Italy has, due to the Corona virus, been postponed until November 8-11, 2020. The ICSW General Assembly will as a consequence also have to be postponed. A new date is scheduled for November 10, 2020.

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Announcement: Executive Director - International Council on Social Welfare

The International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), established 1928, is a global, non-governmental organisation in consultative status to the United Nations, and representing a wide range of national member organisations seeking to advance social justice, social welfare and social work and development. 

We are now looking for a new Executive Director and CEO to implement the decisions of our General Assembly, Board and Management Committee and having the overall administrative responsibility for our operations. 

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