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Briefing on the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development

Commitment to Action

Social work is an international profession with shared ethics and values. During World Social Work Week 20th to 26th March 2012, the Global Agenda2 will be officially presented to:

  • Westminster and UK national governments
  • Helen Clarke, United Nations Development Programme Director, at the UN in New York
  • UN offices, the European Parliament and national governments around the world

What is the Global agenda?

The ‘Global Agenda Commitment to Action’ is the product of a three year collaboration between the three main international social work bodies representing social work practice, social work education and social development globally. These are the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW).

The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee (JUCSWEC) are members of IFSW and IASSW and committed to promoting the Global Agenda.