International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

Fédération internationale des travailleurs sociaux
Federación Internacional de Trabajadores Sociales

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History

Founded 1928, Paris (France), as International Permanent Secretariat of Social Workers -- Secrétariat permanent international des travailleurs sociaux -- Internationales Ständiges Sekretariat der Sozialarbeiter. Reconstituted and present name adopted 1956, Munich (Germany FR), at International Conference on Social Welfare, following preliminary work inaugurated at earlier Conference, 1950, Paris. Previously also referred to in French as Fédération internationale des assistants sociaux et des assistantes sociales. Registered in accordance with Swiss Civil Code.

Aims

Promote social work as a profession through international cooperation and action, especially as regards professional standards, training, ethics and working conditions; promote establishment of national associations of social workers where they do not yet exist; support national associations in promoting participation of social workers in social planning and formulation of social policies, nationally and internationally; encourage and facilitate contacts among social workers of all countries and provide media for discussion and exchange of ideas; present the point of view of the profession on an international level by establishing relations with international governmental or voluntary organizations operating in, or interested in, the social welfare field; assist in carrying out social planning, social action and welfare programmes sponsored by such organizations.

Future Events

2020 Calgary AB, Canada – SWSD : Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development

2019 Kampala, Uganda – Africa Regional Conference

Past Events(2)

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Activities

Events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 26 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 76 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

B2007

Last News Received

2017
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