Friday, March 23, 2012

Social Work Week of Action – A Huge Success

Social Work Week of Action – A Huge Success

World Social Workers Day has been celebrated all over the world! In many countries social workers have celebrated social work achievements and discussed the implications of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development: Commitments to Action (the Agenda). Some IFSW member associations have presented the Agenda to their governments requesting action for social justice.

To see pictures, videos and information from many countries check out our website where we are constantly changing and updating information on social work celebrations.

In addition to World Social Work Day is the United Nations Social Work Day, which will be held on Monday 26th March completing the Social Work week of Action. On the UN Social Work Day, IFSW and its partners the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), will be presenting the Agendaat the UN offices in New York, Geneva, Santiago de Chile, Nairobi, and Bangkok.

At the UN headquarters in New York, Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will formally accept the document on behalf of the whole of the United Nations. At this event the heads of UN Member-State Missions will also be presented with the Agenda in front of an audience of more than 600 NGO representatives, social workers, educators and social development practitioners.

It is wonderful on this day and in this week to be a part of a global movement that is sharing the same messages on the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.

Get Involved

Spread the word and get involved:

.Sign up to free updates
.Add your voice to the Voices of Social Work
.‘Like’ IFSW Facebook and get all the briefings
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To IFSW member associations please pass on the above links to all your members. The more social workers from around the world are talking to each other in these forums, the stronger we will be as a profession.

In solidarity,

Dr Rory Truell

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bulgarian Action Week

The Bulgarian Action Week involved the participation of hundreds of social workers from the Social Assistance Directorates, NGOs and friends of social work, thus showing how important is our profession for the society.

The Bulgarian Association of Social Workers (BASW) launched the initiative Social Work – Visible Profession. Many of the services organized Open Doors Week, Be a Social Worker for a Week. There were many meetings with NGO representatives and social service users. On the BASW website, as well as by email were received many letters and photos from different organisations and individual social workers.

The information was summarised in a special journal. This is a pilot issue of the first in Bulgaria social work magazine which will contribute to the development and recognition of social work as a profession, for enforcing professional and ethical standards in social work practice and training, as well as for protection of the rights of professionals and social service users.