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 Intern Participates in 25th Anniversary of the Adoption of the CRC at UN Headquarters

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty adopted by the United Nations on November 20, 1989, establishing global standards to ensure the protection, survival, and
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Report: Work at the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with the UN (CoNGO)

The Conference of NGO – Board meets twice a year. This time it was connected with the meeting of NGO committee on the Status of Women – Beijing+20 (11/3-5/2014) in
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NGO Statement to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Representing professional associations in 116 nations, IFSW supports the theme of “achievement of gender equality and empowerment of women” for the 59th session of the Committee on the Status of
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Report: Work at the World Health Organization (WHO)

In September 2014, another intensive 2-day meeting of the WHO International Advisory Group for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders took place in Madrid. Yet another meeting had taken place in
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