Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact
Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact

Latest update: 2012-10-02

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Words of Welcome from the Global Presidents

Social Work and Social Development

We, the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), welcome you to this meeting of social work policymakers, educators, practitioners, and students. Our 2012 conference is taking place 8-12 July in Stockholm, Sweden, one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

We live in a world where there are series of competing issues and challenges, seemingly without effective responses to human needs. Our coming together as the three global social work and development organizations gives us an opportunity to dialogue and develop responses which we believe can positively affect the lives of our fellow citizens.

Our aim is to continue to ensure that a global perspective is truly represented both here in Stockholm and after the conference ends in our various regions and settings. We hope that the ability to hear from and interact with colleagues from around the world will create an increased sense of solidarity and an even greater commitment to ensuring that priorities outlined and agreed to in the Agenda are realized.

In 2010 in Hong Kong our three organizations came together for our first joint biennial conference to develop a Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. The Agenda has been completed and the process of its dissemination has begun. In Stockholm 2012, as it was in Hong Kong 2010, the key words for the conference are “empower”, “renew” and “synergy”.

We look forward to your joining us in Stockholm. We hope that you will be inspired at this conference ¬– Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact ¬– to commit yourself in assisting in the development of a more sustainable social system for the future. Please make sure to visit our individual as well as the conference websites.

We look forward to seeing you in Stockholm!

Angelina Yuen

Angelina Yuen
President, IASSW
Christian Rollet

Christian Rollet
President, ICSW
Gary Bailey

Gary Bailey
President, IFSW
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