CASW Endorses Global Agenda of Social Work and Social Development
For Immediate Release
OTTAWA (July, 6, 2012) - As the global social work and social development communities gather in Stockholm, Sweden for the 2012 Joint World Conference, the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) is pleased to announce its adoption of the Global Agenda of Social Work and Social Development: Commitment to Action.
“Over three thousand social work practitioners, educators, and development workers met in Hong Kong in June 2010 to launch a global movement that addresses the major challenges of our societies” notes CASW President, Morel Caissie. “Over the following two years social workers from around the world participated in developing the Global Agenda that CASW now proudly has the honour to endorse.”
The Global Agenda document commits its signatories to addressing the root causes of oppression and inequality, ensuring that people have power over their lives and dedicating themselves to a more just and fair world.
“The global social work community is steadfast in its resolve to lessen the growing inequalities worldwide and the Global Agenda is a positive step in bringing together all of our individual voices into collective action.”
The Global Agenda was prepared by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) of which CASW is an organizational member, by the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and by the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), organizations whose purposes CASW supports.
For more information:
Fred Phelps, MSW, RSW