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March 2020

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CANCELLED: 2020 Social Work Day at the UN, New York

March 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5
United Nations Headquarters, 760 United Nations Plaza Manhattan
New York City, 10017 United States

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED The International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of School of Social Work are pleased to announce that the 37th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations is scheduled for Monday, March 23rd 2020, 10 am - Noon in the ECOSOC Chamber. Please arrive to the UN before 8:45 a.m. as registration will close at 9:30 a.m. Social Work Day at the UN is a gathering place for people around…

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Human Rights Issues in North America

March 31, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0

The United States The United States has historically had a mixed record on human rights, but has consistently been among the highest ranked nations overall on global indices of democracy, corruption, human and civil rights. With respect to measures of democracy, the U.S. has recently fallen from a Full Democracy to a Flawed Democracy and is ranked 25th overall, well behind its neighbor Canada, which is 7th. Functioning of Government is now 7.14 on a 10-point scale with concerns raised…

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April 2020

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International Social Work: Possibilities and Opportunities / CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

April 23, 2020
Signing Tree, Deaf Cultural Centre, Ladywood Road
Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8SZ United Kingdom

  A space to learn, to share, to reflect and to open up space for future collaboration https://www.basw.co.uk/events/international-social-work-possibilities-and-opportunities  

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June 2020

The First Arctic Forum of Social workers “The Arctic is the territory of love and care”

June 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
Yakutia Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Russian Federation + Google Map

On 25-27 June 2020 Russian Union of Social Workers and Social Pedagogues together with the Government of Yakutia will hold the First Arctic Forum of Social workers “The Arctic is the territory of love and care”. Call for Papers The main topics for discussions The best practices and projects of social services to people living in Arctic areas. Extreme situations connected with climate change: fires, floods etc. The role of social workers and social pedagogues in helping to prevent these…

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July 2020

General Meeting 2020 (held as online forum) 11 – 13 July

July 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 13, 2020 @ 5:30 pm UTC+0

The IFSW 2020 General Meeting will be held as an online forum. Please find the latest information on our dedicated page by clicking the link below: IFSW General Meeting 2020

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IFSW 2020 Online Conference: Co-Building Social Transformation

July 15, 2020 - July 19, 2020

This conference will finalise a global consultation process that will set the strategic priorities for the social work profession from 2020 to 2030. Social work is the fastest growing profession in the world as more governments and employers recognise the powerful impact that social workers have in communities. Lower crime rates, better health outcomes, more people accessing work and education are outcomes of social work professionals supporting people to take charge of their own futures and realise their aspirations. As…

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August 2020

Human Rights Violations Amid Covid-19 in Africa: Social Work Voices from the Inside

August 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+2

6pm CAT 5pm UK Time Livestream via Facebook: https://facebook.com/IFSW-Africa/ Hosted by: Joachim Mumba and Anstance Fometu Speakers include: Trust Tsadzi, Isatou Jammeh, Cornelius Dudzai, Florence Nyaoke, Nigel Hall, Colleen Lundy

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March 2021

BASW celebrate WSWD2021 with a month list of activities

March 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
United Kingdom United Kingdom + Google Map

BASW staff and members have been hard at work planning a diverse and exciting programme of activities for World Social Work Month 2021.   For Details

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Asian international symposium 7th March 2021

March 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm JST

Social work practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic; Community resilience and mental wellbeing This the first 2021 Asian symposium on WSWD2021. It is an opportunity for practitioners, government representatives, scholars, and other experts globally to share and discuss how life changed during the covid-19 pandemic if any. It is in efforts to strengthen social work practice, community resilience and mental wellbeing. Host,  Webinar poster  

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Iran: 3rd International and 25th National Social Work Day Congress: Social Work, Social Observation and Social Solidarity

March 8, 2021 @ 5:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC+0

Join the event here:  https://nobino.ir/event/live  

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World Social Work Day on UN Turkmenistan

March 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC+5

The World Social Work Day on UN Turkmenistan Turkmenistan social workers have launched a social media campaign devoted to World Social Work Day on UN Turkmenistan social media accounts. Please find links for the campaign launch: https://www.instagram.com/p/CL8kv9bgXVS/?igshid=1a3p2xucopzhh   https://www.facebook.com/UNinTurkmenistan/photos/a.718622824981491/1780342635476166/?type=3  https://twitter.com/un_turkmenistan/status/1367003514212413440?s=21  And shared IFSW poster in Turkmen: Links:   https://www.instagram.com/p/CL_fnnKgmV_/?igshid=1n850av2o544i https://www.facebook.com/718583111652129/posts/1781157185394711/?d=n https://twitter.com/un_turkmenistan/status/1367421535145893891?s=21  And shared animation on social inclusion within the same campaign:    https://www.facebook.com/718583111652129/posts/1781811958662567/?vh=e   https://twitter.com/un_turkmenistan/status/1367728452057628672?s=21   https://www.instagram.com/tv/CMBxYmQg_B7/?igshid=1niuchg07s46e  And more coming in the course of the month of March. Contact details: Guljahan Gochova  

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Russian Association of Social Worker – WSWD2021

March 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - March 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm MSK

The Russian Social Worker has schedule a discussion, В один ряд с медиками Как трудятся в пандемию социальные работники разных стран In commemoration of  the World Social Work Month 2021. The outcomes of the discussions can be found here:Дашкина S They also had other competitions and the results can be seen Contacts

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The Value of Ubuntu to Social Work

March 15, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC+2

Download the flyer in Swahili Download the flyer in English

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World Social work Day 2021 Thailand (T)SWPC Events

March 16, 2021

Thailand Social Work Professions Council (SWPC) and Thailand Association of Social Workers (TASW) in collaboration with IFSW and UNICEF Thailand, will have  the afternoon session (international session), perhaps called the side event. This afternoon session's theme is “Shared Learnings and The Role of The Social Work Profession in Building a Sustainable, Fair And Socially Just Future” on March 16, 2021, at 13.00-16.30 Indochina (Bangkok) #WSWD2021 Event Poster  Contact Dr. Wilaiporn Kotbungkair

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World Social Work Day 2021 Brunei Exhibition

March 16, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm +08

World Social Work Day 2021 Brunei Exhibition WSWD2021 Brunei social workers will be holding a social work exhibition on the  16th of March 2021. 8.30 AM: Arrival of guests 9.00 AM: Arrival of Guest of Honour : Recital of Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat : Speech by Head of Medical Social Worker : Launch of World Social Work Day Video plays after launch (MSW activities, WSWD events) : World Social Work Day Exhibition • Exhibition • Vendors Contact person

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World Social Work day 2021International Seminar – India

March 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC+5.5

International Seminar on Social Service, Social Work, Social Sciences - A Road a Head - Awareness, Education & Opportunities Each and every Small step, efforts will lead us to success. Let us make our efforts, our success, together, for each other. International Seminar on Social Service, Social Work, Social Sciences - A Road a Head - Awareness, Education & Opportunities (As part of Social Work Month & Social Work Day - 16th March 2021 - Celebrations, Awareness & Campaign) Promoting…

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 Indonesian Association of Social Worker (IPSPI) WSWD2021

March 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - March 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm WIB

 The Indonesian Association of Social Worker (IPSPI),  list of agendas and events to celebrate the World Social Work Month 2021 The first agenda is Social Work Video Content Competition, this event is open for public to make a video content choosing from 3 sub-themes; 1) Social Work Practice in Covid-19 Pandemic, 2) Education about Covid-19, 3) Social Work research about Covid-19. This competition will start in February and the selection process will be on March, participants who wish to enter…

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World Social Work day 2021 APSWDP Conference INDIA

March 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - March 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm UTC+5.5

IN COMMEMORATING WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY 2021 Association of Professional Social Workers and Development Practitioners (APSWDP), INDIA has arranged a Two Days Training Workshop on Community Driven Development through Effective Management of ALF/CLF under Social Mobilization and Institutional Development component of DAY-NULM under the ambit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ON 16-17 and 20th MARCH 2021 (Saturday), 10.00 A.M. - 4.00 P.M. In Special Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 2019 Affiliated with Department…

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World Social work Day 2021 International Symposium – India

March 16, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am UTC+5.5

World Social work Day 2021 " International Symposium on " Strengthening Social Solidarity and Social Work Intervention" on16th March 2021, 10.30 am (IST) onwards in ZOOM platform. Organised by Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology in partnership with PSWA, INPSWA Registration Link Event Poster Web page URL  

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March 16, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

WSWD2021 37TH ANNUAL SOCIAL WORK DAY AT THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK Theme: Responses to COVID-19: Standing Together Makes Us Stronger Panelists: Christina Behrendt, Ph.D., Head Social Policy Unit, Social Protection, International Labour Organization (ILO) Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of the Advancement Project Paul Ladd, Director of the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development (UNRISD) Date: Tuesday 16 March 2021, Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET Registration is free but required. Please register here. Attendees will be emailed a Zoom invite following…

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