Respect for ‘the dignity and worth of peoples’ is the second pillar of The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. The concept is at the heart not only of professional ethical codes but also of international conventions and statements on human rights and peaceful coexistence. These aspirations aim to shape environments in which people can live without fear, give expression to their identity and personality as they wish whilst showing respect to others, care for their family and community members, practice their beliefs and religions, participate in and shape their communities through social as well as political engagement and have access to the resources needed for a dignified and secure life.
This is the second of a series of four reports on The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development from IASSW, ICSW and IFSW. It presents the findings of five Regional Observatories that have examined social work and social development practice related to this second pillar of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. These observations are set in the context of the social, political and economic realities of 2014-16.
Global Overview p.55
Africa Region p.35
Asia Pacific Region p.61
European Region p.71
Latin America and Caribbean Region (Spanish) p.101
Latin America and Caribbean Region (English) p.125
North America and Caribbean Region p.137
Appendix I: The Partner Organisations p.157
Appendix II: History and Process p.159
Appendix III: United Nations Conventions and other Instruments
relevant to this Theme p.165
Appendix IV: Agenda Coordinators p.169