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Happy Social Work Month! You might be interested to know, Tuesday, March 16, 2021, marks two big annual social work celebrations: World Social Work Day and Social Work Day at the United Nations.
World Social Work Day is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to advance our common message globally. This year, according to the the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), the 2021 World Social Work Day highlights Ubuntu: I am Because We Are. This is the first theme of the 2020 to 2030 Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. More information below.
The 2020 Global Agenda report seeks to strengthen a broader understanding of the benefits of a societal focus on human relationships.
The 36th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations was held on Monday, April 1, 2019 in the historic United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber. The 2019 theme was Strengthening Human Relationships: Policies and Programs to Protect Children.
The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) held its 2018 General Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, July 1-2. Seventy country-level members participated in the meeting, the highest number of countries registered to vote on key issues for the organization. The IFSW General Meeting takes place every two years and each country represented holds one vote. IFSW currently has 128 national associations or unions of social workers as members.
NASW was represented at the meeting by NASW President, Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD; former NASW President, Sue Dworak-Peck; and IFSW Lifetime Ambassador and NASW Chief Executive Officer, An...