International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
Fédération internationale des travailleurs sociaux
Federación Internacional de Trabajadores Sociales
1928 Paris France
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.
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.
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General Meeting (at least every 2 years), consisting of representatives of member organizations (3 from each country), elects Executive Committee (meets at least annually), comprising up to 12 members (2-year terms), including the Officers - President, 5 Vice-Presidents (according to geographical regions - Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean, North America) and Treasurer. European organization: E-XJ1234 - IFSW Europe.
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