IFSW is pleased to announce the 2014 General Meeting to be hold in Melbourne (Australia) on the 6th and 7th of July 2014. Delegates from all member organisations are invited to participate, contribute and make use of their voting rights.
Below is important information for this meeting. This page will be updated regularly.
The General Meeting will be held at The University of Melbourne in the FBE Theatre 1, Building number 105 as per the link below:
9am – 5:30pm
Minutes from 2012 General Meeting
Following the General Meeting the IFSW Executive Committee will also appoint the following two positions. Click the links to see the job descriptions:
It is recommended that 1, the candidates have had, at a minimum, executive level experience within their member organisations or their employment positions; and 2, that the candidates are in good standing with the IFSW member organisation of their country. Candidates must send a statement outlining their vision for the role and a curriculum vitae to the Secretary General (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 27th 2014.
Proposed New Policies:
Motions / Proposals:
Motion from Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) on the establishment of an Indigenous Committee and background document
New Member Applications:
Aotearoa New Zealand (as a Coordinating Body)
Romania (as a Coordinating Body)
A Member may act as proxy for another Member not in attendance. An appointment of a proxy is valid if both the organisation giving and organisation exercising the proxy are financial at the commencement of the General Meeting.The proxy must be received by the Secretary General not later than the commencement of the General Meeting. Please download the proxy form here.
Information for IFSW Members who will be attending the 2014 World Conference
IFSW will have a booth in the main foyer at the Conference Centre and all IFSW members are warmly invited come and say hello and connect with others.
Jane Hoey Auction
Also please remember to bring items for the Jane Hoey auction as this creates funds to support social work developments in economically disadvantaged countries. Read more about the Jane Hoey fund (link will be installed shortly).
IFSW Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting
The Asia-Pacific regional meeting will be on Wednesday 9th July at the conference centre from 9am to 12:30pm. The room is 214 which is on level 2 of the convention centre and right near the concurrent session rooms.