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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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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Joint oral Statement on the Term ‘Family’ from a CRC Perspective

This joint oral statement calls to acknowledge what ‘family’ means in the context of children’s rights.
IFSW contact: Pascal Rudin

Several international initiatives have been launched to mark the 20th Anniversary of
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Report: Work at the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Status with the UN (CoNGO)

At the General Assembly of CoNGO in April 2014 IFSW was represented by a Proxi given to our Austrian Partner Mr. Wolfgang Beiglboeck, representative of Intl. Association of Applied Psychology
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Report: Work at the UN in Geneva

After the many years, Ellen Mouravieff-Apostol had successfully represented IFSW at the UN in Geneva; there was a transition period during which a new Team of representatives had to organise
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