World Social Work Day 2018


The 2018 World Social Day highlights ‘Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability’. This is the second and final year of this theme of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.

World Social Work Day will be on the 20th March 2018. It is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession and take the theme message into their communities, workplaces and to their governments to raise awareness of the social work contributions and need for further action.

Interested in the history of World Social Work Day? Read more about it here!

All social work partners and members are welcome to co-brand the WSWD poster by adding their logo alongside the IFSW logo.

Download the 2018 WSWD poster in English

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Translating the poster in different languages

We also invite member organisations to translate the poster into their own languages. Last years poster was translated into 46 languages highlighting global professional unity and common action.

We hope that most organisations will be able to edit the poster for translation themselves, but if this is not possible, please copy the text below in bold, write your translation underneath, and email it to:

Thank you to all – it is a significant professional step forward that globally social workers promote Community and Environmental Sustainability! IFSW will post your translated poster on our website so that it can be shared across the world. (Please note that the IFSW relevant member organisation must approve the translation which may take a few days).

Download the 2018 WSWD poster in English












(More language options will be posted here shortly)



Events on World Social Work Day 2018

IFSW is organising events on World Social Work Day as part of its representation work at the United Nation offices in Geneva and New York. More information about our work at the United Nations can be found on our Work at the United Nations Hub.

Please find below more information on these events, including on how to register:

WSWD 2018 Event in Geneva
Social Work Day at the UN in New York