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

  • The human dignity and value of every human being
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    The human dignity and value of every human being

  • 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: December 2016
    Council of Europe: European Platform for Social Cohesion (PECS)
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  • South Asia Newsletter: July - September 2016
    Featured Article: Securing Rights of Children in Conflict with Law in India: Learnings from South Asia
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  • European Newsletter: Summer 2016
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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 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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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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Social Protection Floor Index: Monitoring National Social Protection Policy Implementation

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, a network of almost 90 NGOs and trade unions organisation worldwide, is happy to announce The Social Protection Floor Index (SPFI). The Index was developed by a group of master students from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance under the supervision of Michael Cichon.

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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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