• Press Release: Global Agenda October 2020
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    Press Release: Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development October 2020

  • Solveig Askjem
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    Reflections from Solveig Askjem, ICSW President 2003-2008

  • ICSW President's Message: A Changed World
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    ICSW President's Message: A Changed World

  • ICSW Elections 2020
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    ICSW Elections 2020

  • Reflections on the Next Global Agenda
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    As we enter a new decade we want to stimulate conversation about our priorities

  • ICSW
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    Welcome to the International Council on Social Welfare

  • Call For Expressions of Interest to Host the 2022 Joint World Conference
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    Call For Expressions of Interest to Host the 2022 Joint World Conference

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

  • European Newsletter: Winter 2020
    ICSW Germany – Expectations of the German Association regarding the German EU Council
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  • ISCW Global Newsletter: June 2020
    President's Message - A Changed World by Eva Holmberg Herrström
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  • North America & Caribbean Newsletter - Summer 2020
    COVID-19 Two Part Edition
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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 President's Message: A Changed World
After 3 months with most of the world in lockdown the COVID-19 virus is still moving around.


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ICSW European President: "Black Swan is Here"
Ronald Wiman's message about coronavirus.


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SPIAC-B Statement
A Joint Statement on the Role of Social Protection in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic


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Around the World
Additional articles on ICSW's response to COVID-19


Social Protection

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Rethinking the Social Issue


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Social Protection and Economic Reform Policies in Egypt


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The Social Situation in the MENA Region


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More Social Protection articles


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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Created in 1928 in Paris to address complexities and challenges of social work, the International Council on Social Welfare (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. Learn More