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date: 13 June 2021

Global Community Practice for the Global Agendalocked

Global Community Practice for the Global Agendalocked

  • Manohar PawarManohar PawarSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University
  •  and Marie WeilMarie WeilSchool of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


This article presents an integrated perspective and framework for global practice towards achieving the Global Agenda. First, it presents the origin and current understanding of the Global Agenda for social work. Second, it illustrates the utility of the term “global practice” as a progressive, comprehensive, and future-oriented term that encompasses social work and social, economic, and sustainable development at multiple levels: local, national, regional, international, multinational, and global. Third, it discusses ways of moving forward on the Global Agenda at multiple levels through an integrated perspectives framework consisting of global, ecological, human rights, and social development perspectives to guide practice. Finally, it concludes that global practice and the Global Agenda need to be translated into local level social work and development practice and local level agendas, making a case for social work and sustainable social development leadership and practice at grassroots and national levels.


  • Administration and Management
  • International and Global Issues
  • Macro Practice
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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