IFSW’s work at the United Nations

Work at the UN

IFSW has been granted Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In addition, IFSW is working with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Read more about our history of working at the UN, its issues and implications here.

Every year, IFSW, together with partners, celebrate World Social Work Day (WSWD). Please read more about the history of WSWD here.

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IFSW joins in drafting recommendations for UNHCR on the needs of older refugees

In December 2016, the 193 Member States of the United Nations signed the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. Since then, civil society organizations took part on the thematic
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HRC Side Event Promoting the Need to Prevent Unnecessary Family Separation

On 22nd of September, during the regular Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Working Group on «Children without Parental Care» held a Side Event promoting the need to
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Open Ended intergovernmental Working Group (OEiWG) on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises with Respect to Human Rights

UN Ageing

This report aims to provide Social Workers with information about this event and to support them in their daily work of empowering victims of human rights abuses by transnational corporations.
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UN Representation Team New York prepares for 2015 Commission on Social Development

The New York delegation has submitted a statement on behalf of IFSW in preparation for the 53rd Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD) which will take place from
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