The newly established IFSW Asia Pacific representatives to the UN in Bangkok had their first meeting on 21 March 2020 bringing together social workers from all over the region with representative from China, Thailand, Korea, India, Iran, New Zealand and Australia. Rose Henderson, President of ISFW Asia Pacific welcomed the new team and gave a presentation about the region and the IFSW structure and the leading documents such as the definition, the code of ethics and the policy papers.
This team is now part of the IFSW UN Commission that represents social work to the UN headquarters and offices in order to strengthen the understanding of social work and to raise awareness about the importance for governments to partner with the national social work associations.
This new established team discussed key future actions, partnership within the commission and the IFSW community. Due to current circumstances, the meeting on Zoom also included a chance for sharing knowledge and experiences in relation to each countries response to COVID-19