International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)

Conseil international de l'action sociale (CIAS)
Consejo Internacional de Bienestar Social

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History

1928, Paris (France), at 1st International Conference of Social Work, as Permanent Committee of the International Conferences of Social Work -- Comité permanent des conférences internationales du service social -- Ständiger Ausschuss der Internationalen Konferenz für Soziale Arbeit. Reorganized: 1946; 1966. Constitution amended: 4 Sep 1982, Brighton (UK); 1986, Tokyo (Japan); 2007, Utrecht (Netherlands).

Aims

Promote forms of social and economic development which aim to reduce poverty, hardship and vulnerability, especially amongst disadvantaged people; strive for recognition and protection and realization of fundamental rights to employment, income, food, shelter, education, health care and security; promote equality of opportunity, freedom of expression, freedom of association, participation and access to human services and oppose discrimination; promote policies and programmes which strike an appropriate balance between social and economic goals and which respect cultural diversity; strengthen civil society worldwide; seek implementation of objects by governments, international organizations and non-governmental agencies in cooperation with member organizations.

Future Events

2018 Dublin, Ireland – Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development

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Activities

Organizes: international and regional conferences and seminars; bilateral and trilateral workshops directly related to special needs of certain countries. Promotes projects concerned with innovative social measures; participates in studies and research dealing with development of effective new social policies; stimulates social action programmes at national, regional and worldwide levels. Provides: consultation, information and referral service on topics related to social development; assistance to member agencies on cooperation patterns, financing methods and organizational problems.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 88 countries
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UIA Org ID

A1771

Last News Received

2017
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