International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)
Conseil international de l'action sociale (CIAS)
Consejo Internacional de Bienestar Social
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1928 Paris France
1928, at 1st International Conference of Social Work. Reorganized: 1946; 1966. Constitution amended: 4 Sep 1982, Brighton (UK); 1986, Tokyo (Japan); 2007, Utrecht (Netherlands).
Promote forms of social and economic development which aim to reduce poverty, hardship and vulnerability, especially amongst disadvantaged people; strive for recognition and protection and realization of fundamental rights to employment, income, food, shelter, education, health care and security; promote equality of opportunity, freedom of expression, freedom of association, participation and access to human services and oppose discrimination; promote policies and programmes which strike an appropriate balance between social and economic goals and which respect cultural diversity; strengthen civil society worldwide; seek implementation of objects by governments, international organizations and non-governmental agencies in cooperation with member organizations.
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