Alberta College of Social Workers

A WEEK OF SOCIAL WORK ACTION AROUND THE WORLD

- International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

World Social Work Day - Tuesday 20 March 2012
UN Social Work Day - Monday 26 March 2012

World Social Work Day celebrated on the 20 March 2012 is the annual opportunity for all social work organisations to promote the significant role of social workers and the profession. Social work will also be celebrated on United Nations Social Work Day 6 days later on 26 March 2012. On that day, IFSW and our partners will present the objectives of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development to the United Nations.

IFSW invites national organisations, members and partners to celebrate World Social Work Day on the 20th of March under the banner of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. IFSW will release the Global Agenda Document officially on World Social Work Day 2012.

The Global Agenda process became real in 2010 when 3000 social workers and social development professionals gathered in Hong Kong to create a united platform to strengthen: the ‘dignity and worth of the person’, to reduce ‘social and economic inequalities’ and to emphasize the importance of ‘human relationships’ in a ‘sustainable environment’.