UNRISD and Partners Host World Social Work Day Conference

UNRISD and Partners Host World Social Work Day Conference

On 21-22 March, UNRISD, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work hosted Social Work and Sustainable Development. The event marked World Social Work Day,  which aims to highlight the achievements of social work, make its contributions and social services more visible, and defend social justice, social development and human rights.

Panellists included social workers and social work educators, and representatives from government and international organizations, who discussed ways to expand cooperation and partnership between different actors involved in social work. Experts also discussed the links between social protection systems and social workers’ crucial role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Watch the conference introduction by Ana Lima Fernández, President of the International Federation of Social Workers Europe [Spanish].

Visit the event page to read the event concept note, speaker biographies, programme and summary papers.