The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development

Over three thousand Social Work Practitioners, Educators, and Development Workers meeting in Hong Kong in June 2010 decided to launch a global movement that addresses the major challenges of our societies. The delegates agreed that our three organisations should speak out clearly from our experience of issues relevant to the larger community. The delegates reaffirmed the need to organise around major and relevant social issues that connect within and across our professions.

Based on the decisions reached at the Hong Kong conference, the leadership of the three international organizations (International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)) representing the entire spectre of Social Work Practice, Social Work Education and Social Development Work globally, have agreed on a set of objectives to meet our joint aspirations for social justice and social development.

These objectives are outlined in The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development: Commitments to Actions.

Archive of Agenda related documents

Hong Kong consultation papers:

Service User /Consumer Involvement and Social Work (IFSW)
Poverty Eradication (IFSW)
Ageing and Older Adults (IFSW)
Health and Illness (IFSW)

Impact of the global financial crisis (ICSW)
Social Protection Floor Initiative (ICSW)
Human Trafficking (ICSW)

Hong Kong 2010

Towards an Engagement Agenda

Social Work Day at the United Nations 2012

Statement by Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of United Nations Development Programme

Regional Observatories 2014-2016

Regional Observatories on Social Work and Social Development: Call for Proposals