今年的主题聚焦于人们彼此之间的基本关系，他们的环境和未来之间的社会关系。 IFSW秘书长Rory Truell博士说：
“政治家玛格丽特·撒切尔（Margaret Thatcher）在最近的历史上有一个着名的时刻，当时宣布：”没有社会，男人和男人都有这样的东西“，当时的全球保守主义时期和国家服务的解体也开始了。 撒切尔的观点继续具有毁灭性的影响，因为它仍然在世界和国家政治的许多方面占主导地位。 这个2019世界社会工作日主题直接解决了这种虚假和残忍的保守教条。 从社会工作经验来看，所有人都通过决定生活质量和安全的社会关系联系在一起。 在世界范围内，社会工作专业将统一宣传建立政策和实践的重要性，这些政策和实践承认，培养和丰富我们相互依存的关系 - 和平，实现所有人的平等权利和可持续发展的世界。
The 2019 world social work day highlights ‘Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships’.
World Social Work Day is on the 19th March 2019. It is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession and take the theme message into their communities, workplaces and to their governments to raise awareness of the social work contributions and need for further action.
This year’s theme focusses on the social relationships between people’s essential relationships with each other, their environments and their futures. Dr Rory Truell, IFSW Secretary-General said:
‘There was a famous moment in recent history when politician Margaret Thatcher ushered-in the current global period of conservatism and the dismantling of state services when announcing: “there’s no such thing as society, there are individual men and women”. Thatcher’s view continues to have devastating effects as it remains dominant over many aspects of world and national politics. This 2019 World Social Work Day theme directly addresses this false and brutality conservative dogma. From the social work experience all people are bound together by social relationships that determine the quality and security of life. Worldwide the social work profession will unify in promoting the importance of building policies and practices that recognize, cultivate and enrich our interdependent relationships – for peace, the realization of all people’s equal rights and a sustainable world.’
World Social Work Day
World Social Work Day was launched by The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW): in
1983 and later other social work organizations such as the International Association of Schools of
Social Work (IASSW) have joined as partners to the event. WSWD has become a highpoint in the
social work calendar with social workers all over the world celebrating and promoting the contributions
of the profession to individuals, families, communities and wider society. The day is celebrated on the
official date every 3rd Tuesday in March.
On this date social work organizations throughout the world mark World Social Work Day bringing
messages to their governments, communities, and peer professional groups on the unique and significant
contributions of the social work profession. The actions highlight social work’s approach to facilitating
sustainable community outcomes by applying a developmental and capacity building approach
coupled with advocating for social justice and human rights.
The themes of WSWD are set for two years according to the goals of the Global Agenda for Social
Work and Social Development:
2012 - 2014: Promoting social and Economic Equality
2015 - 2016: Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples.
2017 - 2018: Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability
2019 - 2020: Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships
Every year IFSW produces a poster announcing WSWD. It is spontaneously translated into over 45
languages, and presented to governments, political bodies posted on the notice boards of social services
and in social work class rooms throughout the world. The event has become so successful in
recent years it is now generally considered as highlight of international solidarity and cooperation of
Furthermore five Regional Observatories have been installed to collect the results and good practice
examples of social work and social development practice. The findings are analyzed and set in the
context of the actual social, political and economic realities, resulting in a publication which is launched
at the biannual World Conference of Social Work and Social Development. (www.ifsw.org/shop)
World Social Work Day at the United Nations
IASSW and IFSW have special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social
Council (ECOSOC) (IASSW since 1947 and IFSW since 1959). Jointly the representatives of both
organizations have annually celebrated WSWD at the UN in New York since 1983 and in Geneva
since 2012. Sporadically WSWD at the UN has also been celebrated in Vienna, Nairobi, and Santiago
de Chile. In 2017 for the first time WSWD shall be celebrated at the UN in Bangkok.
Objectives of WSWD at the UN are:
- To strengthen existing or to establish new contacts, cooperation and partnership with UN organisations
and with allied international NGOs.
- To spread knowledge about social work, its values, principles and methods in practice and
theory among UN-organisations and allied international NGOs.
- To highlight social work actions, policies and achievements in the pursuit of common goals.
- To disseminate the knowledge about UN activities, goals, program and campaigns among social
workers and social work organisations and schools.