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World Social Work Day

World Social Work Day World Social Work Day was launched by The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW): in 1983 and later joined with International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and others, as partners. WSWD has become a highpoint in the social work calendar with social workers all over the world celebrating and promoting the contributions of the profession to individuals, families, communities and wider society.

 

The day is celebrated on the official date every 3rd Tuesday in March. In 2018 on this date 20 March, social work organizations throughout the world mark World Social Work Day bringing messages to their governments, communities, and peer professional groups on the unique and significant contributions of the social work profession. The actions highlight social work’s approach to facilitating sustainable community outcomes by applying a developmental and capacity building approach coupled with advocating for social justice and human rights.

 

This year's theme is on ‘Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability’. This relates to the third pillar of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.

 

The message from Prof. Annamaria Capaninin, President International Association of Schools of Social Work, on World Social Work Day 2018 is in the video link: https://youtu.be/FK-h_r30_kk