2014 Social Work Day Messages and Videos from the IFSW Executive Committee

IFSW Global President Gary Bailey’s 2014 World Social Work Day Message:

Friends and Colleagues:

Social Workers around the world are coming together to celebrate World Social Work Day, which is celebrated annually on the third Tuesday in March, to highlight for the global community the social work’s professions many contributions to society and to be a part of an on-going dialogue with partners as to how various social challenges can be responded to. Read more …

Laura Acotto Presidente Regional de la FITS América Latina y el Caribe / Regional President for IFSW Latin America and Caribbean:

Noel Muridzo IFSW Member at Large for the African Region:


Cristina Martins President of the IFSW European Region:


John Ang Regional President for Asia-Pacific:


Dr Rory Truell, IFSW Secretary-General’s 2014 Social Work Day message:

Social Workers Making Contributions of Consequence

Each year World Social Work Day takes on new energy and significance. All of IFSW’s 116 country-members are celebrating the contribution of social workers to society, and using the opportunity to advocate common messages to their governments.

‘Social and Economic Crisis – Social Work Solutions’ is the theme for 2014. This relates to the first of four themes in the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development – a bottom up movement that has been developed by social workers globally who wanted to step-up and take action against massive growing inequalities, the worldwide dynamics that perpetuate poverty and oppression. Read more…