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March 16: Celebrate World Social Work Day & Social Work Day at the United Nations!

World Social Work Day Poster 2021Happy 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 37th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations will be held Tuesday, March 16, 12:00 PM (ET).  The program is hosted by Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, Monmouth University School of Social Work, and Rutgers University School of Social Work. Opening remarks will be made by Dr. Darla Spence Coffey, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Schools of Social Work (CSWE) and Dr. Angelo McClain, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Links to program and registration information below.



The International Federation of Social Workers is the global body for the profession. The Federation and its national members strive for social justice, human rights and inclusive, sustainable social development through the promotion of social work best practice and engagement in international cooperation.