Reclaiming international social work in the context of the global agenda for social work and social development: some critical reflections

Dina Sidhva, George Palattiyil, Manohar Pawar, PK Shajahan, James Cox, Janet Anand

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The protection of human rights and the promotion of social justice is a shared spirit manifested within all social work. Islands of local concern are directly affected by global stresses and inequalities, and the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development has created a space for repositioning social work globally in addressing these challenges. This article opens up definitions and examples of international social work, arguing the need for integrating an international outlook within social work education and policy in order that the emerging workforce, wherever they may be, are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values for international action.

Original languageEnglish
Article number774107
Pages (from-to)1043-1054
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number3
Early online date11 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019



  • Global Agenda
  • Global challenges
  • Human rights
  • International social work
  • Social justice
  • Social work education

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