”Разом нас багато” – ”Together we are many, we can't be defeated”

from ICSW Europe Newsletter 1/2022

The attack by the Russian Federation on Ukraine on the last week of February 2022 was directly from the playbook of the igniting of the Second World War, in 1939: 10 years of disinformation and agitation to create prejudice and hate against other populations, occupation of neighboring areas on the pretext of ”rescuing our ethnic nationals” (Donbass), false flag operations (Crimea), and claiming that invasion of another nation is ”peacekeeping” and a mystical historical “right”.

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Virtual side-event in New York on 9 February 2022. Reaching nutritionally vulnerable social groups: the quest for multifaceted policy response

This is a United Nation's Commission for Social Development Online Side event. Please share this article within your network or distribute this event flyer.

Wednesday February 9th 2022, 8:30-9:45 am EST

The purpose of this side event, organized by the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) in cooperation with several international partners is to explore the pre-requisites and core activities necessary to ensure that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, are food-secure and have access to healthy nutrition. Sustainable pov- erty eradication cannot be achieved without addressing the threats to food and nutrition security and implementing a well-focused set of mutually reinforcing social and economic policies attuned to the national circumstances and implemented in an integrated manner.

The speakers will address the existing challenges, as well as good practices that contribute to shaping the most appropriate models of reaching nutritionally vulnerable social groups.

You can join the event in Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85755159724?pwd=RWlEU1pTcnZsKzUvcWVxMmo3QnhqUT09
Meeting ID: 857 5515 9724
Passcode: ICSW22

Co-organized by The International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), Korea National Council on Social Welfare (SSN), The International Association of the Schools of Social Work (IASSW), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland.


  • Dr. Suh Sangmok, ICSW Global President, President of Korea National Council on Social Welfare
  • Dr. Sirpa Sarlio, Adjunct Professor in nutrition, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
  • Dr. Richemont SEKI, Technical Specialist, Nutrition and Social Inclusion, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Headquarters, Rome
  • Dr. Enrique Delamonica, Senior Adviser, Division of Data, Analytics, Planning & Monitoring, UNICEF
  • Prof. Lynne Healy, IASSW, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Prof. Alexandra Mustafa, Federal University of Pernambuco and Iara Nunes, Brazil
  • Moderator: Dr. Sergei Zelenev, ICSW Special Representative to the UN in New York

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60th Session of the Commission for Social Development

The 60th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD60) will take place largely online from 7 to 16 February 2022 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development.

For more information on orientation and networking event, please access this registration flyer.

Social Work Day at the UN 2022

For nearly four decades, ICSW, IFSW and IASSW have co-hosted Social Work Day at the United Nations. The purpose is twofold, to increase social worker knowledge of global social issues, and to increase the visibility of social work at the United Nations. This will be a virtual event.

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ICSW statement to the United Nations Commission for Social Development has been released

Dear ICSW colleagues,

Every year ICSW makes a written statement on the priority theme of the UN Commission for Social development. This statement is made because we have a consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

The ECOSOC decided that the priority theme for the 60th session of the Commission for Social Development to be held in February 2022 shall be, “Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihoods, well-being, and dignity for all: eradicating poverty and hunger in all its forms and dimensions to achieve the 2030 Agenda”.

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