World Social Work Day 2021


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World Social Work Day is on the 16th March 2021. It is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to advance our common message globally. This year, the 2021 World Social Day highlights Úbuntu: I am Because We Are. This ist he first theme of the 2020 to 2030 Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.

Ubuntu: I am Because We are – Strengthening Social Solidarity and Global Connectedness. Ubuntu: ‘I am because we are’ is a concept and philosophy that resonates with the social work perspective of the interconnectedness of all peoples and their environments. It speaks to the need for global solidarity and also highlights indigenous knowledge and wisdom.

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Each year social workers around the globe celebrates World Social Work Day in the month of March. The theme this year is on Strengthening Human Relationships; referring to relating with people and their environments.

GISW celebrated World Social Work Day with its Annual Symposium on People and Community as the key assets of society. This underlies the importance of social capital and human relationships. 

IASSW and IFSW had the 36th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations on Monday, April 1, 2019 in the UN's ECOSOC Chamber.

Social Work Day was online at President of IFSW, Silvana Martinez, World Social Work Day Message presented her message in Spanish. Professor Annamaria Capanini also shared her hopes for WSWD 2019.