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36th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations

Theme: Strengthening Human Relationships; Policies and Programs to Protect Children


Social Work Day

The International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of School of Social Work are pleased to announce that the 36th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations is scheduled for Monday, April 1, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon in the ECOSOC Chamber.

Please arrive to the UN before 8:45 a.m. as registration will close at 9:30 a.m.

Social Work Day at the UN is a gathering place for people around the world who are working to make a difference. For 35 years students, practitioners, and educators have been convening at the UN to learn more about the UN, innovative projects and issues related to International Social Work and the critical role Social Work plays in the international arena.

Watch a video from the event”

Attendee Resources 2019


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Suggested Reading

Sustainable Development Goals

Social Work Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability ( FREE! Adobe PDF)

33rd Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations 2016 Program (Adobe PDF)

An Introduction to Treaties for International Social Workers (Daniel Pollack, Elisa Rosman)

29th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations 2012 Program (Word Doc)

29th Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations 2012 Program (Adobe PDF)

Global Agenda on Social Work and Social Development

Annual Social Work Day at the United Nations 2008: An Anniversary Celebration (Katherine A. Kendall)

Social Work and the United Nations (Michael Cronin, Robin Sakina Mama, Charles Mbugua, Ellen Mouravieff-Apostol)

Social Workers and the United Nations: Effective Advocacy Strategies (Daniel Pollack)


We are grateful to the following Schools and Organizations for their support of Social Work Day at the United Nations and their support of the Social Work Day Student Event:

Supporting Organizations

  • Association for Community Organization & Social Administration-ACOSA.
  • Council on Social Work Education-Katherine Kendall Institute.
  • International Council on Social Welfare-U.S. Committee.
  • National Association of Social Workers-USA.
  • National Association of Social Workers-New Jersey Chapter.
  • Network for Social Work Managers.
  • International Council on Social Welfare.
  • Niki & Benjamin Sher.
  • International Association for Social Work with Group’s.

Sponsoring Schools

  • Fordham University School of Graduate Social Service
  • Marist College BSW Program.
  • Monmouth University School of Social Work.
  • University of Alabama School of Social Work.
  • University of Georgia School of Social Work.
  • University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
  • Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.
  • Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter.
  • Adelphi University School of Social Work.