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ERIC Number: EJ989815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development: Commitment to Action
Journal of Social Work Education, v48 n4 p837-843 Dec 2012
This Global Agenda is the product of a three-year collaborative initiative undertaken by three international organisations representing social work practice, social work education, and social development. All three of these international bodies were founded in 1928 and have held formal consultative status for many decades with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and other UN and related agencies. In preparing the Global Agenda, they have consulted extensively with social workers, social work educators and social development practitioners. In 2010, at their joint conference in Hong Kong, the Global Agenda received overwhelming support from approximately 3,000 delegates. Consultation has culminated in Commitments to Action, which are highlighted in this article. The three organisations are firmly committed to the implementation of The Agenda Commitments in a planned programme from 2012-2016, aiming to work alongside others who share these commitments. They will establish an implementation plan with arrangements for monitoring and review. They will provide regular reports on the implementation to the global community of social workers, social work educators and social development practitioners--and beyond.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong