• Seoul Declaration from IASSW, ICSW & IFSW
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    Seoul Declaration from IASSW, ICSW & IFSW

  • ICSW
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    Welcome to the International Council on Social Welfare

  • Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors
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    Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors

  • ICSW Global Events
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    ICSW Global Events

  • ISCW Global Newsletter: July 2016
    Seoul Declaration from IASSW, ICSW & IFSW
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  • European Newsletter: Spring 2016
    World Social Work Day
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  • East & Southern Africa Newsletter: April 2016 - July 2016
    Getting down to business: Women’s economic and social empowerment in Burundi
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  • South Asia Newsletter: October - December 2015
    Featured Article: Sri Lanka: The Road to Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation
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  • South East Asia & The Pacific Newsletter: July 2015
    ASEAN Encourages Social Entrepreneurship in the Region
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icsw 202x187International Council on Social Welfare

The International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) is a non-governmental organization focused on advocacy, knowledge-building and technical assistance projects in various areas of social development carried out at the country level and internationally.

Created in 1928 in Paris to address complexities and challenges of social work, the ICSW has evolved through the years to embrace the major issues of social development, becoming a global organization committed to improving human well-being. Establishing common ground on issues of international significance, and acting with partners ICSW represents national and local organizations in more than 70 countries throughout the world working through its nine regional networks. Membership also includes major international organizations. By virtue of its constitution, ICSW operates as a democratic and accountable organization

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Global Agenda

The Global Agenda

A collaborative initiative with IASSW, ICSW, IFSW.


Social Protection Floor

ICSW has adopted the SPF-I as its major agenda.

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Global conferences in social welfare and development.



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