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Social Work and the Global Agenda: In Their Own Words

by | Friday, 4th September 2015
"We, the International Federation of Social Workers (IFWS). The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW)...feel compelled to advocate for a New World Order."

They wouldn't do that would they?

Don't just take my work for it. Read on, watch the three embedded videos, and then make up you own minds.

The above video, which can be found on the Youtube channel of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) features Helen Clark, Administrator of  the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In this video Helen Clarke receives, on behalf of the United Nations, the Global Agenda For Social Work and Social Development.

The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development: Commitment to Action was formally released in the week of World Social Work Day and UN Social Work Day in March 2012 at simultaneous events in Geneva and New York.

The second video features Janet Williams of Sheffield Hallam University. According to LinkedIn Janet contributes to a national Task Group on the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Care and leads the UK Universities International sub- committee. Janets' profile page on the website of the International Association of Schools of Social Work also incorporates a link to their free magazine 'Social Dialogue'.

The final video is introduced by Sue Lawrence, President of the European Association of the Schools of Social Work.

The European Association of Schools of Social Work shows how Social Workers and Social Work students are working in line with the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development.

The video features sections on a range of Global Agenda values promoted in Nations such as Croatia, Portugal, Finland, Estonia, Hungary, Sweden and Bosnia and Herzegovina

For example, in Croatia the Social Work Community are :-

  • Promoting Equality and Diversity
  • Enabling people to live life sustainably
  • Building Participation
  • Facilitating Caring Communities
  • Respecting Diversity
  • Connecting People

What, I wonder, would be the ultimate sanction if children, or their families, fail to follow the values of this Global Agenda? Is it a coincidence that in 2012, the year of the launch of the Global Agenda For Social Work and Social Development, Rotherham Borough Council's now disgraced former Strategic Director of Children and Young People's Services, Joyce Thacker (Common Puprose), told the BBC that her decision to remove foster children from carers who supported UKIP was influenced by UKIP's immigration policy, which she said calls for the end of the "active promotion of multiculturalism"?

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