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Handbook of International Social WorkHuman Rights, Development, and the Global Profession$
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Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.001.0001

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International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)

(p.275) 42 International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW)
Handbook of International Social Work

Nigel Hall

Oxford University Press

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) is an international organization representing the interests of social workers around the world, with its secretariat based in Berne, Switzerland. The organization works in cooperation with regional social work bodies, national organizations, and associations of social workers. It organizes international events, publishes policy statements, encourages cooperative initiatives between its members, and links to other international bodies. This chapter presents an overview of the structure, membership, and major functions of the IFSW; its history, positive actions and interventions, action projects, and future directions.

Keywords:   social workers, international professional organizations, membership, history, functions, action projects

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