World Social Work Day 2016

World Social Work Day 2016 (WSWD) is on March 15th. The theme ‘Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples’.

WSWD 2016 creates another opportunity for the profession to express international solidarity and to bring common messages to governments, regional bodies and to our communities. The theme for this, and the last, WSWD comes from the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. Each of the five Global Agenda themes runs for two years and 2016 is the second year for Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples.

Submit PosterPoster TranslationsVideo Messages

All social work partners and members are welcome to co-brand the WSWD poster by adding their logo alongside the IFSW logo. We also invite member organisations to translate the poster into their own language.

To translate the poster into another language, download the Word version and replace the English text with your language. Please send IFSW the translation, specifying which language you have used and once we have verified the translation with our corresponding member it will posted on the website.

Please email your translations to:

Click here to download the 2016 WSWD Poster in WORD

WSWD message from Rory Truell, IFSW Secretary-General

Message from Dr. Mariko Kimura, President, Asia-Pacific Region

Message from IFSW Europe and EASSW:

Message from Silvana Martinez, President, Latin-American and the Caribbean Region

Other video messages will be posted shortly.


Events on World Social Work Day 2016

IFSW is organising events on World Social Work Day in Geneva and Vienna as part of its representation work at the United Nation offices in these cities. More information about our work at the United Nations can be found on our Work at the United Nations Hub. Furthermore, our members around the world are organising events on WSWD.
Please find below more information on these events, including on how to register:

WSWD 2016 Event in Geneva
Social Work Day at the UN New York
WSWD 2016 Event in Vienna
WSWD 2016 Events in Latin-American and the Caribbean Region
WSWD 2016 Event in Anand
WSWD 2016 Event in Brussels
WSWD 2016 Event in Kathmandu
WSWD 2016 Event at the University of Portsmouth
WSWD 2016 Event in Cuba
WSWD 2016 Events in Israel
WSWD 2016 Event in Panama
WSWD 2016 Events in Portugal