El pasado 17 de junio el Colegio de Profesionales del Trabajo Social de Puerto Rico hizo historia, acudiendo por primera vez a la Organización de Naciones Unidas para reclamar la descolonización de Puerto Rico. La presentación fue realizada por lleana Cintrón, Presidenta de la Comisión Permanente para el Estudio del Estatus Político y su Impacto [...]
IFSW’s Human Rights Commissioner, Ruth Stark, has been recognised in the June 2013 Queen’s honours list for her contribution to social work in Scotland. IFSW congratulates Ruth on the award of such a prestigious recognition of her work within her home country. We also take this opportunity to publically acknowledge her significant contribution to social [...]
Please find the latest news from the Asia-Pacific Region in the latest issue of the Regional Newsletter.
The Agenda for Social Work and Social Development compels the social work profession to work towards the adoption for the legal enforcement of Human Rights. IFSW is joining a campaign that aims to make a reality of International Human Rights Treaties and Conventions which were launched by the United Nations following World War II. One [...]
The international newspaper “The Guardian” has published an article from IFSW Secretary-General’s about his visit to Azerbaijan. To read the article please click here.
Below you find a statement from our colleagues of the Turkish Association of Social Workers (TASW) in light of the uprising by Turkish people across the country and the national strike organised by the Trades Unions. Starting from a demonstration to protect Gezi Park from being turned into a commercial hotel, a mass countrywide movement [...]
The European Union has recognised that youth unemployment – which exceeds 50% in some countries – presents a major risk to social stability. European leaders warned on 28 May 2013 that this could lead to a continent-wide catastrophe and widespread social unrest aimed at member state governments. The French, German and Italian governments agreed [...]
The School of Social Work of the University of Monmouth, USA, is inviting to the electronic launch of the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance. The Alliance promotes knowledge and evidence, resources and tools, and political will and action needed to address key social service workforce challenges. During the one-hour webinar, people will have the opportunity [...]
IFSW President Gary Bailey and Dr. Lyudmila Harutyunyan, were each recognized with Doctor of Humane Letters degrees during the University of Connecticut’s School of Social Work Recognition ceremony on May 11th 2013. Bailey, a professor at Simmons College School of Social Work, is an internationally recognized leader, scholar, and educator in social work, diversity, human rights, and related [...]
Desde la Región América Latina y Caribe saludamos a todas y todos los profesionales de Trabajo Social y Servicio Social que hoy festejamos nuestro Día renovando los compromisos de luchar por una sociedad mas justa y digna para vivir! Dia del/la Asistente Social – Video producido por el Consejo Federal de Servicio Social de [...]