ICSW NEA COVID-19 Webinar on - 29th July 2020

To enhance information and knowledge sharing, and to explore possible collaboration in regional/ global level to overcome COVID-19, ICSW North East Asia Region is going to host the “ICSW NEA COVID-19 Webinar on COVID-19: Welfare Challenges and Response” aiming to help the regional welfare sector to exchange valuable experience and identify good initiatives in response to the pandemic.

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Consultation Document - Global Agenda on Social Work and Social Development

To ICSW members,

Please find attached a Consultation Document on the Global Agenda on Social Work and Social Development. This consultation process should be finished by end July so the Tripartite Task Force can continue working on it in August to present a plan for the 3 organisations in September.

We hope that the ICSW membership will engage broadly in this process both now and as we move further into the new decade.

Please observe the special email address for contributions at the end of the attached document.

Thank you and stay safe

Tom Johannesen
Executive Director, ICSW

Strengthening the Global Agenda 2020-2030 During the Global Pandemic Crisis and Beyond - REVISED GLOBAL CONSULTATION (pdf)

ICSW Elections 2020

To ICSW Member organisations, ICSW Board, ICSW Management Committee

The ICSW Joint World Conference in Rimini, Italy has, due to the Corona virus, been postponed until November 8-11, 2020. The ICSW General Assembly will as a consequence also have to be postponed. A new date is scheduled for November 10, 2020.

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Announcement: Executive Director - International Council on Social Welfare

The International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), established 1928, is a global, non-governmental organisation in consultative status to the United Nations, and representing a wide range of national member organisations seeking to advance social justice, social welfare and social work and development. 

We are now looking for a new Executive Director and CEO to implement the decisions of our General Assembly, Board and Management Committee and having the overall administrative responsibility for our operations. 

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SWESD2020 Conference Postponement - November 8/11, 2020

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, colleagues & friends

The organizers of the SWESD2020 have carefully observed the situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy and in Europe. We were constantly evaluating press releases and other official information from relevant authorities like WHO, Italian Ministry of Health, etc., which we are in contact with.

Currently our two major aims as organizers of the Conference are protecting our delegates & speakers from becoming infected by COVID-19 during traveling for meeting at the SWESD, and also significantly contributing to the prevention of any further spread of the virus; this can only be achieved by suspending the current event schedule. Having studied all alternatives, we mutually decided to postpone the Conference to the following date:

8th to 11th of November 2020

This action is a postponement and not a cancellation of the event. We cordially regret the inconvenience this postponement might cause for you. However, this decision has been taken in order to protect the vulnerable part of our society and to reduce any risk that might be caused by travel and attendance to such an international meeting.

We wish you all the best & health for the near future and hope to see you soon

IASSW, ICSW & Local Organising Committee SWESD2020


Early Registration Deadline - August 31st, 2020
Late Registration Deadline - September 30th, 2020
Final Programme - October 2020
SWESD Conference - November 8/11, 2020

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