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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 Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)

International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)

(p.286) 44 International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)
Handbook of International Social Work

Denys Correll

Oxford University Press

This chapter attempt to capture the evolution of ICSW as a global nongovernmental organization. The history of the ICSW is characterized by legions of committed social activists who have worked for the improvement of global society. At times the leadership was truly inspired, as was the case at the World Summit for Social Development in 1995. At other times, the ICSW has been characterized by dogged resistance to the impending demise of the organization. Despite moving to the brink of extinction on occasion, the ICSW has showed the resilience of its leadership and members. Throughout its history, the ICSW has sought to improve the lives of those living in poverty. It has been innovative in its approach to social development. The support of national councils and the prophetic realization that regional development will be a dominating force in the 21st century are just two examples of the ICSW's global leadership in social development.

Keywords:   nongovernmental organization, social work, social activists, poverty, social development, regional development, national councils

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