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date: 30 June 2022

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Developmentlocked

Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Developmentlocked

  • David N. JonesDavid N. JonesInternational Federation of Social Workers
  •  and Rory TruellRory TruellInternational Federation of Social Workers

Summary

The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development (“The Agenda”) was launched in 2010 by the International Association of Schools of Social Work, the International Council on Social Welfare, and the International Federation of Social Workers. It is a global process and platform that promotes human dignity and social justice in a “socially just world” based on the professional values, understandings, and principles of social work and community development. The first decade of the Agenda had a significant impact on the international social work community, with implications for social work practice, alongside the increasing global concerns about inequality and environmental sustainability. The evolution of The Agenda into its second decade includes the formal expansion of the partnerships to include service users and others, alongside alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Subjects

  • International and Global Issues
  • Social Work Profession

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