• The World Social Work Day celebrated in Bangkok
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    The World Social Work Day celebrated in Bangkok

  • SWESD 2020
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    Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education, & Social Development 2020

  • Friends of the Disabled Organization
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    Friends of the Disabled: Advancing the rights of persons with disability

  • 56th session of the Commission for Social Development meets in New York
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    The 56th session of the Commission for Social Development meets in New York.

  • Global coalition for Social Protection Floors
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    Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors - Meeting in Nairobi, January 2018

  • ICSW
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    Welcome to the International Council on Social Welfare

  • Assessment-based National Dialogue
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    Assessment-based National Dialogue

  • ISCW Global Newsletter: March 2019
    Social Protection for All Women and Girls: A Life Course Perspective on Policy Options
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  • North America & Caribbean Newsletter - Autumn 2018
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  • European Newsletter: Winter 2018
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  • South East Asia and Pacific - December 2018
    The World Social Protection Report 2017-19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable
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  • South Asia Newsletter: January - June 2018
    Special Article: The Complexities of Realising Transgender Identity in South Asia by Gayathri Krishna
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  • North East Asia: Fourth Edition 2017
    Age-Friendly Hong Kong
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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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Dublin Declaration

Adopted by the ICSW General Assembly in Dublin at the commemoration ceremony devoted to the 90th anniversary of the ICSW, 7th July 2018

Established in 1928, the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) is one of the oldest international non-governmental organizations aimed at promoting social development, social justice and social welfare everywhere in the world.

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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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