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World Social Work Day 2017

21/03/2017 (All day) - 22/03/2017 (All day)
Partner Event

 You are cordially invited to attend World Social Work Day, taking place at the United Nations Office at Geneva for the first time!

World Social Work Day  has been celebrated around the globe since 1983. This year, the Geneva School of Social Work and its international partners are teaming up with UNRISD to mark the Day at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). 

World Social Work Day aims not just to showcase the achievements of social work and increase its visibility, but also to highlight its synergies with social development: shared commitments to social justice, inclusive development and human rights. This shared vision is set out in the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development which aims to promote social and economic equality, the dignity and worth of people, environmental and community sustainability, and the importance of human relationships. 

This year, the international theme of World Social Work Day is "Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability" which the Geneva event will address under the banner of "Social Work and Sustainable Development". Two events will take place around the overarching question: What can social work contribute and which competences are needed to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? 

Simultaneous interpretation (FR<>EN) will be available on 22 March event.


Palais des Nations - Room XVI


The registration period is now closed. You can address your request to Laura Nicollin.