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Past Event Highlights

Social Work Day 2013

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COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN
PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL
COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
A DECENT LIFE FOR ALL:
Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future

Photos from UN Day

2013 Social Work Day at the United Nations in New York

2013 Social Work Day at the United Nations in New York

Suggested Reading

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

Global Agenda on Social Work and Social Development

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)

 


Social Work Day 2007

Thanks again for the overwhelming success of the 2007 Social Work Day. Here are a few images of the event. Click on a thumbnail to view the full-size picture.

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Social Work Day 2006

Speakers

Click on a title to view the speaker’s own transcript of the speech.

Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information, UN Department of Public Information.

Greetings from the United Nations

Dr. Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Ph.D..
“The End to Poverty: A Human Right”

Gopalan Balagopal, Senior Adviser for Child Protection to UNICEF, New York.

“Secretary General’s Study on Violence Against Children”

Lauren Ginsberg, LCSW, New York City Office of Emergency Management.
“Disaster Preparedness and Emerging Leadership Opportunities for the Social Work Profession”

Social Work Wrap-Up Speaker:
Nancy E. Wallace, LMSW, Project Coordinator and Consultant for the International Trauma Studies Program, New York; Founder and President of New Health Directions, Inc.

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Social Work Day 2005

The 22nd Annual Social Work Day was held on Friday, February 25, 2005 bearing the theme: Women’s World: Global Challenges & Solutions. Attendees were treated to presentations and question-and-answer sessions with some of the leading voices in social work:

Human Rights and Policy Issues Facing Women in Poverty

presented by Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Senior Advisor, Office of the Managing Director, World Bank.

Human Rights and Indigenous Women’s Issues

presented by Ms. Mirian Masaquiza, Associate Affairs Officer at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Human Rights and Trafficking of Women

presented by Wenchi Yu Perkins, Anti-Human Trafficking Programme Officer, Vital Voices Global Partnership.

Human Rights and Women’s Mental Health

presented by Dr. Gilda A. Glasinovich, President’s Council on the Status of Latin American Women.

Social Work Wrap-Up Speaker:

Janice Wood Wetzel, UN IASSW Representative, former Dean and Professor Emerita of Social Work at Adelphi University.

View Janice Wood Wetzel’s speech, “Women’s World: Global Challenges & Solutions.”